Continuum 8 @ Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street Carlton

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Beautiful Nightmares: Alien vs Predator

From Friday 22:00 until Friday 23:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Terry Frost, Grant Watson, Jules Wilkinson

Tags: Horror, Media, Sci-Fi

Ridley Scott’s science fiction thriller Alien terrified audiences worldwide with its groundbreaking blend of serious science fiction and visceral horror. John McTiernan’s smash hit Predator combined classic monster themes with 1980s American action cinema. After numerous sequels and forays into other media, the two cinematic monsters went head to head in Alien vs Predator. What is the core appeal of these two SF movie franchises? What are their influences? Do they work better as a single universe or separately? And what lies in each of their futures?

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