ALIEN (1979 U.K.) D: RIDLEY SCOTT W: DAN O`BANNON/RONALD SHUSETT P: GORDON CARROLL/DAVID GILER/WALTER HILL
One of the most copied features of all time borrows from IT! TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES but can stand up on it`s own as damn good sci-fi/horror. The crew of the spacecraft Nostromo (Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and heroine Sigourney Weaver) answer a distress call on the way back to Earth. They find alien eggs with "facehuggers" inside, one of which attaches itself to Hurt`s face. Then of course it lays eggs in his throat, leading to the famous chest-burster scene and soon there`s a fully grown monster (designed by H.R. Giger) running around slaughtering the crew. ALIENS was the first official sequel.

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