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View Diary: Halloween Horror Movies 2013 - Day 28 - ALIEN (106 comments)

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  •  I'll never forget seeing it the first time... (5+ / 0-)
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    Dave925, chmood, Aspe4, avsp, Aquarius40

    Saw the film during it's first run in NYC--after attending one of the early Star Trek conventions. One of the biggest topics of the con was what exactly did the creature in Alien look like? The people behind the film were keeping the creature hush-hush, and no pics of it had been leaked. However, late in the dealer room, after proving my geek cred by really letting my geek flag fly, one of the dealers revealed he had a glossing picture of the thing. It was a fairly blurry close-up pic of the stage of the creature in its chest-burst phase.

    Although it was late at night, the theater was packed. Not only was a big chunk of the audience from the Trek convention there, but it seemed half the audience was stoned out of their minds--and the other half was spending a good part of the film catching up with them.  It was quite a surreal experience.

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