Heavy Metal

SUB-GENRES: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Comedy DIRECTED BY: Gerald Potterton WRITTEN BY: Daniel Goldberg & Len Blum (screenplay); Based on art and stories by Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O’Bannon, Thomas Warkentin, & Bernie Wrightson RELEASE: 1981 PEW PEW: There is a great deal of animated action once you get into the thing,…

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…