Kids And A Sock Puppet Recreate The Chest Bursting Scene From Alien
There’s something inherently funny about kids reenacting movies, especially movies that aren’t particularly appropriate for younger audiences. Do they really understand what’s going on in the scenes they recreate? Not entirely, to be sure. Take this video, for instance, in which a group of precocious youngsters present their take on the infamous chest bursting scene from Ridley Scott’s Alien. There are some nuances and implications they don’t grasp, but that’s not going to stop them from having a damn good time doing it.
The sock puppet drenched in ketchup with a hairclip for a mouth is pretty classic, but for my money it’s the Sharpie’d on facial hair that really makes this video. There’s something about drawn on sideburns that you can’t help but laugh at. That’s a good time right there.
Apparently when you do this sort of thing—recreating a film, a scene, or an iconic cinematic moment, on the cheap with a camcorder—is called Sweding. I missed the boat on that one, but every little thing really does get a name, doesn’t it? The term originated with Michel Gondry’s 2008 film Be Kind Rewind. When Jack Black erases an entire video store’s worth of VHS tapes, he recreates all of the titles, saying these versions came from Sweden, hence “sweding.”
The folks at We Don’t Give A Frak also have these adorable little internet tykes taking a stab at films like Rocky, and Monty Python’s Holy Grail, with similar results.