“Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty” - The Alien Film Franchise as Interspecies Pet Play

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


Keynote talk at the 40 year symposium for the alien franchise, reading the Alien as a pet and audiences' intereaction with the Alien monster as play with a pet, asking what such play affords. Why do we love playing with monsters?
Periode24. maj 2019
Sted for afholdelseBangor University, Storbritannien
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • horror
  • alien
  • ridley scott
  • pet
  • cognitive film theory
  • evolutionary theory
  • play
  • theory of play
  • monster movie