Castle of Horror: Queen of Blood, the Alien Movie Before Alien

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This week the Castle team go back to a movie that is the undeniable blueprint for Ridley Scott‘s Alien— the 1966 Queen of Blood, starring Dennis Hopper, John Saxon, and Basil Rathbone. Here, Earth astronauts follow a distress call to a crashed alien craft — only to take on board an alien queen who has vampiric designs on them all. So, fine, it’s the proto-Alien, but is it watchable today? Listen and find out!

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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, one of the writers for Bungie’s Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing. Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween ManTony Salvaggio, Tech Director at of Rooster Teeth Studios and  Clockwerx from Humanoids, attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver, and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.