Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Perfect Organism

Fox has declared today to be "Alien Day".  4/26, LV-426, get it?  I'm normally loathe to embrace such a nakedly transparent corporate marketing gimmick, but man do I love "Alien".  It's second only to "The Godfather" on my personal list of greatest movies.  It's also the best Lovecraftian film ever released.  Writer Dan O'Bannon was always open about his love of the Mythos, and there's a strong case to be made that "Alien" adapts the broad strokes of "At the Mountains of Madness" for a modern audience.

In honor of the occasion Jason McKittrick has a special limited edition "Alien" plaque featuring H.R. Giger's Xenomorph design.  And by "limited edition" he means "only available today"

No comments: