Alien

Alien (1979)

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Monsters
  • Country: UK, USA
Suspense
Jump Scares
Gore

Trailer

Plot

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 lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Critic Reviews

Liked
Feels like a streamlined improvement on the original.
— Peter Hartlaub (San Francisco Chronicle)
Didn't Like
An empty-headed horror movie (1979) with nothing to recommend it beyond the disco-inspired art direction and some handsome, if gimmicky, cinematography.
— Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Reader)