Alien (1979)

In space no one can hear you scream…  

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life form, and they may soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

It all started in 1979… Ridley Scott would fashion such a cult classic that would later spawn off seven more films those being three sequels, two prequels and two god awful crossovers. It was 1979 where we realised a haunted house could be taken into space. Instead the haunted house here being the Nostromo, and instead of a ghost terrorizing our characters it would be one motherfuckin’ tall terrifying alien… or later commonly known by the cute name of a Xenomorph.

Alien is a superbly crafted space thriller that blends science fiction into horror, creating a modern classic with one of the most iconic deaths in the genre. The pacing is tight and tense, the use of jump scares is effective and Ridley forms one of cinemas strongest female heroes, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver – who is such a banger in this!)

Presented as one of horrors top films, Alien is terrifyingly terrific and an old nightmare that is worthy of revisiting.

8.0 / 10

“I admire its purity”

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