By now you must know how much we love a horror franchise, and this time around I thought we’d take a look at Alien, which started in 1979, and has had sequels, spin offs, reboots, games and even restaurants and bars made out of it. OK, so it’s a sci fi, survival horror but it fits the bill for the franchise post treatment. Let’s take a look.
What to expect:
Most Alien films feature one or more of these. Copy these down for your Aliens Franchise Bingo.
- Strong female lead, usually Sigourney as Ripley, but not always
- An evil and foolish company man who thinks they can weaponise the alien
- An android who may or may not be a bad guy, and who you may not know is an android
- Ripley protecting a weaker figure, like Jones the Cat or Newt, the little girl
- A facehugger, that is an alien…
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