You’ve seen it countless times. The ditzy blonde girl in a horror movie goes wandering around in the dark wearing something skanky, only to meet a gruesome end. Such scenes are half the reason most people watch horror movies to begin with, which is why they’re often cast from the D-list. Does anybody mourn Paris Hilton in House of Wax? Tara Reid in Urban Legend? Jenny McCarthy in Scream 3?
Didn’t think so. But what about those few poor blondes who didn’t have it coming? The ones whose survival we were actually rooting for? It’s a rare thing to want the stereotypical victim to outsmart the villain, but it happens from time to time.
Here are eight horror blondes we wanted to make it to the sequel…
In space, no one can hear you say… “Hmmm…”
That could very well be the tagline for Ridley Scott’s new “is it a prequel to Alien or what?”, and the answer — spoiler alert! — is yes, definitely. There was never any question that the film was aping Alien in its trailer, not to mention the overall look of the film. The production design and cinematography both clearly harken back to the 1979 sci-fi classic that put Scott on the map. But it remained a bit unclear how much of Prometheus‘ story would connect to the tale of the ill-fated Nostromo. In fact, it was pretty unclear what Prometheus was about at all, thanks to coy marketing. (Not that I’m complaining about that. The less I know a bit film walking into it, the better.) I went into Prometheus not knowing what to expect. What I got? Everything.
It’s been a spell since Ridley Scott directed anything to make us really stand up and take notice, but you gotta love the guy. Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise… and, of course, Alien.
In space, no one can hear you sing!
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