The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter.  Written by Burt Lancaster and John W. Campbell Jr.  Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Charles Hallahan, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, Thomas Waites and Wilford Brimley. Plot: a research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien. Now everyone knows about the plot of The … Continue reading The Thing (1982)

Tales of Halloween (2015)

This anthology isn't the best Halloween movie ever, but some of the stories are too good to miss out on this season.  So, let me tell you which ones you just have to see. SWEET TOOTH Written and directed by Dave Parker, this terrifying tale is about an urban legend known as "Sweet Tooth".  Sweet … Continue reading Tales of Halloween (2015)

Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott.  Written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright. Plot: a commercial spaceship picks up an S.O.S. from an unknown planet and what they find when they get there is a dangerous alien. The Nostromo spaceship … Continue reading Alien (1979)

The Blob (1958)

Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.  Written by Irvine Millgate, Theodore Simonson, and Kay Linaker.  Starring the charming and beautiful Steve McQueen. Plot: a small alien blob comes to Earth, starts eating people and grows and grows out of control You see that huge glob of strawberry jelly up there - who wouldn't want to … Continue reading The Blob (1958)