ALIEN (1979)

When a mining ship lands on a planet to investigate upon a suspected SOS, the entire crew are unaware of the terror which they would unleash upon their ship. When a alien life-form attach's itself to the face of a crew member, the rest of the team act fast to try and separate the two organisms. Unbeknownst to everyone, this is the start of the terror which would affect every member of the seven person crew...

Dan O'Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story by him and Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. Producers David Giler and Walter Hill made significant revisions and additions to the script. The titular Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film. Giger's designs were changed several times because of their blatant sexuality. He would successfully sue 20th Century Fox 18 years later over his lack of screen credit on Alien: Resurrection. The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games, and toys, as well as three sequel and two prequel films.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writter: Dan O'Bannon
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Running Time: 119min
Country: United States

Rating: 10/10

CUBE (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned...

This film was shot in twenty days and the majority of it was shot with a hand-held camera. To show their support for the Toronto film industry, the special effects company C.O.R.E. did the digital effects for free. All of the characters are named after prisons: Quentin (San Quentin, California), Holloway (England), Kazan (Russia), Rennes (France), Alderson (Alderson, West Virginia), Leaven and Worth (Leavenworth, Kansas). An episode of the original The Twilight Zone television series, "Five Characters in Search of an Exit," was reportedly an inspiration for the movie. Despite its low budget, the film achieved moderate commercial success and has acquired cult status.
Cube is followed by the sequel Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) and the prequel Cube Zero (2004).

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Writters: André Bijelic, Graeme Manson, Vincenzo Natali
Starring: Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller
Running Time: 90min
Country: Canada

Rating: 9/10


In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying...

The Event Horizon was named after the theoretical boundary surrounding a black hole, within which gravitational attraction is so great that nothing, not even radiation, can escape because the escape velocity is greater than the speed of light.

Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
Writters: Philip Eisner
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy
Running Time: 97min
Country: United Kingdom, United States

Rating: 8/10

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