Aliens

SUB-GENRES: Action / Horror DIRECTED BY: James Cameron WRITTEN BY: James Cameron (screenplay); James Cameron, David Giler, & Walter Hill (story) RELEASE: 1986 PEW PEW: Unlike its predecessor, Aliens brings action to the forefront, delivering a pulse-pounding and unrelentingly exciting experience. CAT FOOD: The film also holds up in terms of social commentary. It addresses…

Contamination

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Thriller DIRECTED BY: Luigi Cozzi WRITTEN BY: Luigi Cozzi & Erich Tomek RELEASE: 1980 PEW PEW: Mostly suspense-oriented. Very little action. CAT FOOD: If anyone attacks us through coffee, we’re fucked. Two major events happened in the late seventies that changed science fiction film forever. The first was Star Wars in 1977,…

Alien

SUB-GENRES: Horror DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott WRITTEN BY: Dan O’Bannon (screenplay); Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett (story) RELEASE: 1979 PEW PEW: The film takes a while to build up and, even at its most suspenseful, isn’t about action. CAT FOOD: The inter-crew drama and the implications of corporate and military greed are fertile ground for…