This month sees the 40th Anniversary of Alien, a movie experience that left us all a little bit more fearful of space thanks to Ridley Scott. It’s currently on offer and can be owned from £3.99 across each major platform. Check out the original trailer below:
Alien was a blend of science fiction and horror, directed by Ridley Scott who was a relative unknown at the time. It’s brilliant, it’s genuinely tense and it’s clear early on that no character is truly safe. The chest burster scene while iconic now was unexpected the first time you saw it if you didn’t know what was going to happen. It also perfectly cast Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, who would go on to become the face of the franchise, and it’s worth remembering she wasn’t the top-billed star of the film so in theory she would have been one of the victims in any other horror film.
Seriously if you’ve never seen it get it watched, it’s up there with Jaws in terms of non-traditional horror movies.
The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, “Aliens.”
Release: May 1979
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Ian Holm, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Harry Stanton, Tom Skerritt
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