ALIENS. Cameron took a 17 million dollar budget,and made the movie look three times that! The Queen as an executed design..was cutting edge!
Tony Gardner's T-REX from "My Science Project" was a guiding light for the Aliens team to make The Queen happen.
Two scenes (BOTH FILMED) that were cut,may have upped the films' horror quotient. Paul Riser (The traitorous Burke) is found by Ripley when she goes into the nest looking for Newt. He is stuck to the wall that Ripley is squirming by,his hand lashes out,grabs her. :"I can feel it inside me." She cooly hands him a grenade,and pops the pin,puts it in his hand,and continues,..followed by a "boom!"
The other one. Lance Henriksen (The android Bishop),is crawling in the pipe,that leads to the satellite uplink tower,..ahead in the darkness,there is a shaft of light...he sees it is a hole caused by the alien's acid blood. He brings his eye up to the hole to inspect it. WHAM,..a set of alien piston teeth slam into the other side of the hole,denting it. Bishop recoils,..nothing else happens,..and that particular alien continues (unseen) along with his pack towards Ripley,Hicks,and the rest.
The guy who put out the special edition,requested James Cameron let these scenes be included in the deleted section. Cameron declined. My guess is he didn't want any fanboys like myself inserting those scenes back into their own "personal cuts" of the film.
If you have read this far..you have a good attention span.
Dawn of The Dead is a very special movie.