I'll be re-reading Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure next. And I really love his original one-page synopsis to Alien, found here: http://cinearchive.org/post/56719060988/remembering-the-late-great-dan-o...
The man, the myth, the franchise!
Return of the Living Dead is a personal favourite too.
FXPHD AFX 301 - from 2008, so using CS3. Also quite expensive at 79-99$/month. But so totally awesome, incredibly inspiring and not dated at all. Just get it, watch it and be prepared to be swept away.