Director: Ridley Scott
Main Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
Storyline: A crew go into deep space and track a strange signal by a nearby planet. While investigating the signal they come in contact with an alien species.
Review (Spoils): This where the whole alien series starts. Is it really a horror film to me yes it is there is sometimes a thin line between horror and sci-fi and even sometimes they cross together and this is one of those films. The acting in the film is awesome and the actual effects are cool and none of that lame computerized CGI crap. This is the way horror is supposed to be!
Ripely (Sigourney Weaver) rules the film with her grace and even brings the silence to the gripping parts of the film. We have classic scenes such as the face detachment and the small alien ripping through the chest. The adult alien itself is a gripping terror of its own and the beast rules when it comes to outer space terror. One of the most iconic creatures of the 70s when it comes to horror and the most iconic when it comes to horror in space! Thank you Ridley Scott for creating a masterpiece.
Rating: “In space, no one can hear you scream”. Classic tag line just like this film holds when it comes to terror in the stars. Directors can learn from this film as there is not much to hold as a flaw in this one. If you have not seen this film… get out there and grab it! The best of the series and the first of the series!