In 1979 Ridley Scott combined sci-fi and horror to make one of the most intense movie experiences that has stood the test of time. Unlike its sequel Aliens which is an action packed non stop thrill ride Alien is a slow burn using less to get more. Sigourney Weaver plays Ripley part of a seven member crew of the Nostromo in the distant future reach out to a distress signal on their way home from their mission only to have one of their crew attacked by an alien creature that attaches itself to the face of the crew member. They get him back to the Nostromo and once they believe the threat is gone find out the real danger has just begun.
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