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Strap In and Ride This Epic Aliens Roller Coaster From the Comfort of Your Own Couch

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Quite possibly one of the greatest sequels of all time, James Cameron’s Aliens is a thrilling action-infused sci-fi/horror masterpiece. Featuring explosive action, fantastic characters, a bombastic score (courtesy of James Horner), and terrifying Xenomorphs, it has rightfully earned its place as a pinnacle of cinematic wonder. To think, it came out nearly 32 years ago!

The franchise is currently in the midst of a love it/hate it sentiment thanks to Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, both films which expand on the Weyland/Yutani universe while also attempting to explain the origins of the Xenomorphs themselves. While these films are hit-or-miss with fans and critics alike, that doesn’t change the love of the original films, the ones that started them all.

To that point, allow me to introduce you to YouTuber Hin Nya, who has created an Aliens-themed roller coaster ride in the video game Planet Coaster. Running at over 10-minutes long, the ride takes viewers from the USS Sulaco through the atmosphere of LV-426 into the terraforming colony Hadley’s Hope and into the depths of the Xenomorph hive.

Let me put it to you like this: were this a real ride, I would make it a point to go on a yearly basis to whatever theme park had it. Hin Nya captures the thrill of Aliens with delightful nods and homages, such as the turret scene in the extended edition of the film, Mother’s blindingly white computer room, Horner’s score echoing through the metallic halls, and even a visit from the Alien Queen herself!

My recommendation is to full screen this, put on some headphones (or blast the volume through a sound system), and enjoy the ride!

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Will Billie Lourd Return in AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 8?

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For those of you who might not know, Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher. She was one of the stars of Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens and has since followed Murphy over to the world of American Horror Story.

Lourd starred in the recent AHS: Cult and it looks like Deadline is confirming that she will return for the upcoming 8th season, which is rumored to be called AHS: Radioactive. Lourd will star alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins, who will play Evan Peters’ grandmother.

Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

American Horror Story is an anthology horror-drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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Live-Action F.E.A.R. Adaptation Coming To Machinima

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Screenwriter Greg Russo has signed a deal with Machinima to pen an adaptation of the F.E.A.R. video game franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The article did not specify whether the adaptation would be in the form of a film or a series.

Russo, who is a lifelong gamer, will work with Machinima on creating and developing the F.E.A.R. adaptation, although we don’t know much else at this point. Machinima are a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the F.E.A.R. franchise has also been owned by WB since 2009. In other words, Warner Bros. were bound to give us a live action adaptation of F.E.A.R. at one point, so we’re not too surprised by this development.

Russo, who is also writing the scripts for the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil reboots, was quoted as saying the following:

“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide. F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.”

An acronym for First Encounter Assault Recon, the F.E.A.R. games focus on an elite task force who fight to stop Alma Wade, a young girl with incredible psychic powers, from tearing apart the fabric of reality. Legendary film director John Carpenter served as story consultant on the third game, which we awarded a highly positive review back in the day. We’ll bring you more on Machinima’s adaptation when it becomes availalbe.

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Short Film RETINA Will Strain Your Eyes

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We’ve been paying a lot of attention to the young filmmaker Alex J. Mann around these parts, because his projects are so unique and innovative that we can never wait to see what he’ll cook up next. Mann has just released his latest short, Retina, on his Space Oddity Films YouTube channel, and you can give it a watch below. It’s just under two minutes long and doesn’t contain any dialogue, but this is still a short which will keep you up at night.

Retina is described as being about “A young man’s fight to shut off his laptop camera turns deadly.” It was written and directed by Mann, and stars Dan J. Johnson in a singular performance. Retina also contains some gruesome images, and is most definitely not safe for work.

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