Alien

Alien 15

Lost in Space

Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2019

Director:
Ridley Scott
Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt |
Duration:
116 mins, 1979, UK | USA
Primary language:
English

Psychological horror met an ice-cold sci-fi universe in Ridley Scott's visually unique and (still) incredibly scary masterpiece, its pervading, gloomy atmosphere and sense of lonely terror ensuring its cementing as a touchstone in the annals of sci-fi horror.

When the crew of Earth-bound spacecraft the Nostromo answers a distress beacon of unknown origin coming from a barren planet, their mercy mission has fatal repercussions when a deadly, seemingly indestructible lifeform gets on board their ship and starts picking them off one by one.

A terrifying exploration of the breakdown of group dynamics that arise when humans are transposed to an inescapable physical space, 40 years on Alien continues to play brilliantly with our anxieties around space exploration as a dangerous and inherently doomed expedition. We'll be screening the new 4k restoration of the original theatrical cut.