By Brett Singer on July 18, 2011
July 18 is the 27th anniversary of Aliens, and it has aged well. Mark Blankenship, editor of TheCriticalCondition.com, tells Snakkle that this sequel is right up there with The Godfather II. Jason Zinoman, author of Shock Value, a new book about scary movies, agrees, telling us that James Cameron “took a brilliant horror film [and] transformed it into a brilliant action film.” (He also added an “s” on the end instead of the number 2.) Let’s look at why Aliens still scares us—in a good way.