[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]
I love Alien Versus Predator. Now before you jump on me, I should point out that I love both AVP the game series and AVP the novels and not AVP the Paul W.S. Anderson film or its follow up. I do also love this short film AVP Redemption. Sure, it's not flawless, but as a for-the-fans-by-a-fan film, it's a more interesting tribute to two of our genre's greatest icons than either studio film.
Better yet, the entire thing cost about $500, according to filmmaker Alex A. Popov. Why so cheap, you ask? That's because Popov completed it all (directing, editing, VFX-- all of it) by himself over the course of two years. Not too shabby for a one-man show, I say.