Carlo Rambaldi, the special effects genius who won three Oscars for his work on the 1976 version of King Kong, Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, passed away Friday at his home in Italy. He was 86.
You know what "Sweding" is, right? We've covered this here before. Take a movie, or a trailer, or a movie moment and recreate it in a low-rent, hilarious way. Well, grown-ups aren't the only ones who can get in on that action. Watch what happens when these kids re-enact the most notorious sequence from Ridley Scott's Alien.
It may seem like an afterthought to all the action on-screen, but music is an integral part of what makes a film work. The wrong song can kill an awesome, poignant scene—or scare the pants right off of you—all depending on how it's done. So what are some of the creepiest scores ever put to film?
Though the H. R. Giger-designed xenomorph from Ridley Scott's Alien has grown into one of the most mythologized movie monsters in sci-fi history in the years since its debut, it all started with a single actor in a suit. You don't see much of him in the flick, but this creepy test footage reveals all the work Bolaji Badejo put in to the creature.
Image of the Day: Handy chart shows how Prometheus species are born
It's been a long wait, but Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi epic Prometheus finally opens this weekend. To make sure everyone is up to speed on what to expect, we've put together a lost of seven things it'd be good to know walking in.
Two new Prometheus trailers have been released, showing off some new action footage—including two aliens going head-to-head, and some different shots of what appears to be a space jockey.
It seems that writing Alien: Resurrection wasn't the only time Joss Whedon got to work in the Alien universe: The inclusion of one tiny logo—the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo—in Firefly reveals that Ripley and Mal Reynolds could've gone drinking together.
Just as you were getting used to the eerie images in Prometheus teasers and photos, here comes a high-voltage jolt of awesome to jar you from your slumber. Anyone wishing to remain in the spoiler-free zone, run now.
Hey, rock gods! Your Stratocaster or Les Paul looking a little plain lately? Try adding some serious flash by painting your favorite sci-fi or horror franchise on the face and hear the crowd come alive. Here's a cool collection of 18 glorious genre guitars all worthy of their solos in the spotlight.