Greetings and Happy Monday! Today I launch what will be a weekly discussion piece called "Horror or Not." The simplistic title belies the often daunting task of classifying certain films that straddle multiple genres. My compatriots in the field of horror film scholarship and I are known to wax both poetic and idiotic about some of our favorite films and whether they would be more appropriately labeled in a different category than horror. I have so far been very impressed with the readership of Horror Squad and their comments on various articles, so I am anxious to initiate discussion and/or debate on the subject. Our first film up for review is the incontrovertibly classic Alien.