Over the years, there have been countless number of horror films that try to scare its audience with creatures from outer space, but no film did it as well as Alien did in 1979. The Nostromo is an ore mining ship in the far reaches of outer space and is on its way back to Earth. It only has a crew of 7 who remain in hyper-sleep while the ship travels. However, a distress call wakes the crew early, and they decide to investigate a remote planet. They find a space craft that is not indigenous to the planet and one crew member ventures inside to see what he can find. He finds eggs all around of alien origin and doesn’t see any sign of concern until one of them opens.
Directed by newcomer at the time Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus, Blade Runner), Alien was said to be “Jaws in outer space.” It is the perfect blend of horror, suspense and Sci-fi that we all want in a horror movie. These movies today try to scare us with loud noises and pretty much nothing of interest, where Alien scared us with special effects and visions of a killing machine we’ve never seen the likes of. The character developement of the crew adds a sense of humanity to the isolated ship that normally ends up missing from other horror films. Usually when a film franchise has 3 sequels and 2 spin-offs, it started from something great… and Alien is that something great. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerrit, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, and Vernoica Cartwright.
9/10 Stars – Entertaining, terrifying, and the start of something great!
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