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DirectorRidley Scott
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Submitted by James Richard Armstrong II 
(Mar 10, 2005)

I was but a mere child when I saw this film, it scared the crap out of me!

The very beginning of this film was creepy. As the crew of the Nostromo awakens from their hypersleep the ship just feels cold, damp and creepy.

Once the crew sets down on the planet from which the beacon is coming from it starts to get your adrenaline pumping. The grainy telecast that was being fed back to the ship through the three explorers helmets gives the audience a sense of realism, that this actually could be occuring somewhere.

Once inside the ship, from which the homing beacon had been emanating, from the crew is very inquisitive and is quick to find a hidden passage. First though, they investigate a super-sized humanoid-type being that has be solidified by the atmosphere. There is also evidence of something ripping out its ribcage, but nothing further would be discussed about this finding.

Once down inside the hidden compartment, Kane (John Hurt) gets even more inquisitive. He ventures down into this vast valley of something. Fog permeates this huge cavern like warehouse, but what is it warehousing? Kane then slips and falls down into the bed of eggs. Of course he has to be rescued and they bring him back to the ship, then it gets way out there!

Once the alien flew out of the chest it was on! What I liked about this film then and now is how they (writers) keep us in suspense, instead of just grossing us out with violent images. It's not knowing what is around the corner is what is scary, not gore.

Ridley Scott is a genius. He handled this film the only way it could be handled. I love this film, it still gives me nightmares to this day from time to time.

-James Richard Armstrong II

Submitted by Barry G. 
(May 26, 2004)

This is the best movie ever! Alien(1979) is a modern classic of the horror/science-fiction screen! The movie is about a 7 member crew who land on a weird planet and by doing so, unwillingly, bring back an alien to their ship, the Nostromo. This movie never takes the easy "expected path" that most movies of this genre do. This is a totally orinal film, who's amazing monster has influenced also every other movie monster since! The monster, by the way, is a long-headed, acid-spitting, grotesque alien creature! See this very scary movie epic... if you dare!!!



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