The nature of motherhood presents fertile ground of fears for horror to explore. There are countless genre movies that explore the horrors of giving birth, of child-rearing, of maternal sacrifice, and simply how being a mother can affect one’s sanity. Which means that when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day, there’s no shortage of horror movies to honor the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to be a mom. The most obvious selections focus on evil mothers, protective mothers, or benign moms struggling with their evil kid. But no franchise has managed to explore every corner of motherhood quite like the Alien franchise. From the philosophical to the traditional, from conception to the stresses of raising a child (or monster), to the very definition of what motherhood is, the entire catalog of Alien films has captured the complexities of motherhood in way that’s wholly unique. For this Mother’s Day, we’re paying respects to Ellen Ripley, the Queen Mother, and mothers everywhere by looking back at the maternal core of this series.
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Sigourney Weaver made headlines this past Friday when she made a surprise appearance at the “Alien Day” encore of a New Jersey high school’s Alien play, but that wasn’t the only awesome thing Weaver did for “Alien Day” this year. She also appeared in a skit on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” spoofing Aliens and reprising the role of Ellen Ripley!
20th Century Fox has been acquired by The Walt Disney Company, but their legacy of decades of contributions to cinema will live on. And a group of high school students are already doing their part to keep their flame burning.
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