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

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.

About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.