Happy LV426 Day
I absolutely LOVE the Aliens movies. All of them. Full stop.
As a kid growing up in the 80’s, my parents allowed me to watch a lot of movies. My dad in particular let me see movies that perhaps most kids my age shouldn’t have been allowed to see, such as Hell Raiser, Pumpkin Head, Friday the 13th, and other now classic horror movies. These movies were about monsters, and I loved and love a good monster movie!
Continuing the story of when I was a kid, when I was around 5 or 6, my mom was attending Webster Groves University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was taking journalism classes and at the time my parents had divorced. This is one of my earliest memories, where when she went to class I would often go with her friends who were taking a film class. There, I suppose, I could sit in their classes as they watched movies to review and study. On one such night the class watched a movie that would shape my taste in horror and science fiction cinema… ALIEN!
There is so much to love about the Alien movies. Be it the strong characters, especially the heroin, the iconic monster and setting, or the witty and easily quotable dialogue. These reasons are shared by many other movie fans and has recently encouraged the creation of LV426 day. LV-426 is the code for the ‘shake and bake’ colony and planet that is visited in Alien and Aliens. The number, 426, has been used as a date of April 26th, so every year on this date you’ll see numerous social media posts about Aliens and a plethora of sales on Aliens merchandise crops up at stores.