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Feature: Alien vs Predator

Recap time…

With Aliens versus Predator creeping up on a cinema near you, we take you back on a journey to revisit the greatest Sci-Fi Horror of all time.

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starred: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt
Screenplay: Dan O’Bannon, from story by O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett
Released: 1979

The Story: The crew of a deep Space commercial spacecraft pick up a distress signal from an alien planet. When they go to investigate, one of the crew Kane (Hurt) is attacked by a creature that hatches from a giant egg attaches itself to his face...
Once back on the ship, Kane is kept under observation until the creature appears to die. Kane returns to his workmates and sits down to enjoy his first meal since his awful experience. But something is still alive inside the crewman... and it wants out! A creature bursts through Kane’s chest, leaving the crew blood-spattered and horrified.
The creature is now loose within the ship and growing bigger at an amazing rate. One by one, the members of the crew are picked off until only Ellen Ripley (Weaver) is left. Ripley must try to destroy the Alien but her biggest problem is where to find a creature that hides in the dark places? And will it find her before she finds it?

...>system files accessed ...>run ...
creature was designed by swiss surrealist artist HR Giger
...>john hurt accepted role after original actor became ill ...
...>original story was entitled ‘star beast’ ...
...>in order to make some sets appear much larger ridley scott used children dressed in small versions of the crew space suits ...
...>popular belief has it that the film was made because the movie studios were looking for a follow up to the popular star wars movie... this was the only script in circulation at that time ...
...>system user logging off ...

Get the full facts and an interview with
Lance Henriksen in
Starburst #314

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