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7 Badass Horror Heroines for Halloween

As a horror movie fan, it’s impossible to ignore all the issues in the genre. The treatment of women, the graphic use of sexual assault and torture porn, and the lack of complex female characters are just some of the problems in a lot of horror movies. However, there are also a bunch of badass horror heroines out there. These characters are far more than the usual one-note performances that women are often boxed into.

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10 Characters From Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

We're more than grateful that these villains are fictitious.

Science fiction is full of dastardly villains and terrifying creatures, but these ten characters from movies, books, and TV are the worst of the worst.

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What Alien: Covenant Has in Common With Anti-Abortion Legislation

Imagine a room full of androids. Not necessarily megalomaniacs like David, but human-like beings who are safe from facehuggers and alien viruses, making the decisions about preventing xenomorph attacks. Sounds like the horror movie it is, doesn’t it?

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Things We Saw Today: Alien Actually Makes a Pretty Good Comedy, Don’t You Think?

Check this recut Alien trailer, which is made to look like a comedy movie.

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Sir John Hurt, of Alien, Doctor Who and Snowpiercer Fame, Dies at 77

Sir John Hurt, who starred in Alien, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Snowpiercer, and more, passed away on Friday at the age of 77.

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The Muppet Show’s “Pigs In Space” Adopt a Baby Xenomorph, and Yes, It Really Is Still 2016

You remember the Pigs in Space ("Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace") segment on The Muppet Show, right? Well, apparently it's back, at least in web short form.

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The 15 Movies That Showed Up Most Often in Twitter’s #7FavFilms Hashtag

You know what's even more fun than finding out your friends' favorite movies? Looking at data! Of course.

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Things We Saw Today: Harry Potter Cast Members Get Sorted

Harry Potter actors got Sorted into Hogwarts Pottermore-style, and their results just might surprise you. (Matthew Lewis' reaction to learning his House was especially amusing.)

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RUMOR: Katherine Waterson’s Role in Alien: Covenant Reportedly Revealed

Apparently a pretty hefty spoiler hit the internet that revealed Katherine Waterston's role and its (again, seriously, spoiler) connection to the original Alien movies.

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Things We Saw Today: Celebrate “Alien Day” With These Sweet Alien Posters

We've been talking about Alien a lot today. But one of the coolest things about today is all of the companies that have released their own versions of Alien posters.

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Couldn’t Get the Reebok “Alien Stompers” In Your Size? Here’s Reebok’s Response

Reebok sent us an update about the lack of smaller sizes available for the "Alien Stompers" shoe, based on the sneakers that Ellen Ripley wore in Aliens. The whole situation still seems a bit fishy to us, though.

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[UPDATED] Complete Your Ripley Cosplay With Reebok’s “Alien Stomper” Sneakers

Every Ripley cosplayer knows the hardest part of the costume to perfect: the sneakers. In Aliens, Sigourney Weaver wore a fantastic pair of shin-high red and white Reeboks, but Reebok doesn't make them anymore ... until today!

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Celebrate Alien Day With Some Alien 5 Newt Concept Art and Tons of Sweet Xenomorph Swag

And Carolyn's chest burst three sizes that day.

Today is the galaxy's inaugural Alien Day, and sure, I guess I could be cynical about that—it is just using nostalgia to get us invested in a 24-hour advertisement for Alien: Covenant, right?—but I'm excited.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Clip: Listen to Audible’s Original Drama Alien: Out of the Shadows

Could your commute use a little more Ripley?

On April 26th (designated "Alien Day" by the powers that be), Alien fans will be able to listen to a brand-new Alien story over on Audible.

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A Little Girl Dressed as BB-8 Faces Off Against a Tiny Xenomorph Cosplayer

Lights up on BB-8, wandering through a crowded space station, deep in the heart of an unknown galaxy. Surrounded by mysterious and unfamiliar life forms, she remains steadfast. She has one tool in her arsenal: a thumbs-up of self-confidence.

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More Alien Prequels, Non-Reboot Gremlins 3 on the Way; Your Childhood Alive and Well

No reboots after midnight.

Star Wars isn't the only franchise from years past riding the sequel train. Ridley Scott has said that his Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant, is just the first of three movies that will lead up to Alien's story. If aliens aren't quite your speed, we're also getting more mogwai, and the star of the original Gremlins says it'll be a proper sequel.

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Why Southern Cross’s Alex Braith Is the Ellen Ripley Revival You’ve Been Waiting For

Our heroine is aboard a massive spaceship that feels more like a haunted house than a piece of sci-fi technology. She’s independent and cool-headed. Her character has an agency that shows she isn’t there in service of the male characters, if anything, they end up just being background players for her. She isn’t overtly sexualized, and she isn’t there to please others. She can take on any evil that gets thrown at her. To put it simply, she’s a total BAMF.

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Alien 5‘s Still Coming Whether You Like It or Not, Plans to Bring Back Newt and Hicks

Michael Biehn (who you may know better as Cpl. Hicks) chatted about how Alien 5 is still happening despite Ridley Scott's commitment to Alien: Covenant.

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Things We Saw Today: New Webseries Typecatting Focuses on Species Disparity in Hollywood

It's really hard being an attractive cat in Tinseltown! No one wants to hear your opinions, thinks you're smart, or wants you to trade on anything other than your cute looks. Gizmo, the star of the upcoming webseries, Typecatting, totally gets it. Check out the trailer above.

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What Horror Movie Is Most Popular in Your U.S. State?

Delaware, Rhode Island, are you guys ok?

Halloween Express decided to see what horror movies are the most popular in different parts of the United States, and now we can psychoanalyze different regions until we're all uncomfortable!

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