You know I love me the classic movies, but I don't love all genres of classic movies. Scary movies, in particular, don't do it for me. I'm a huge fraidy cat and tend to not watch scary movies, but this week's movie at the International Museum of Art is one scary movie that I have seen and totally love.

'Alien' is sci-fi and terror and a little bit of gore mixed all together to make a plausible outer space movie. It follows the crew of a commercial spaceship that gets what they think is a distress call. When they land on a moon that the call comes from, they realize that it isn't a distress call but a warning. The movie has one of the scariest scenes I've ever seen. It's when the Alien bursts out of one of the crew's chest and splatters blood all over everyone. The reactions of the crew are terrifying and it turns out that the reason why they are so realistic is because the actors didn't know what was going to happen. They weren't told by the director that the Alien would be jumping out of their co-star's chest so when it happened, they were truly horrified. One of the actresses even fainted after the scene from the stress of the situation. You need to see this movie. It is a horror classic.

The movie is free and after the movie, go check out the Museum. It has a lot of interesting exhibits, and the architecture and furnishings are breathtaking. You can even enjoy the fantastically well-priced concessions. They have popcorn, soft drinks, and candy for a buck a piece so you can take someone with you and will probably only spend about $20 for the whole afternoon.

WHAT: Alien
WHEN: Saturday, August 31, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

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