- 116 min
- Directed by: Ridley Scott
- Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.
When a spacecraft responds to a distress signal from a nearby planet, its crew unwittingly allows a pernicious alien creature on board. Ridley Scott’s celebrated sci-fi horror stars Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt and Tom Skerritt.
Text supplied by third party.
Reviews & features
Opinion: gender depiction in sci fi ahead of Teknowomen film season11 Nov 2014
'Sex and sexual politics have often played a significant part in its mainstream manifestations'
Those of us who grew up in the 80s or 90s might reasonably have expected social friction about gender roles to be a matter for the history books by the unimaginably futuristic 21st century. Surely all that was going to be sorted out, along with world…
The best film releases and events – Oct / Nov 201422 Oct 2014
Including Fury, Mr Turner, Love is Strange, Ghostbusters and Frankenstein
Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder This autumn’s BFI screenings celebrate sci-fi on screen all over the UK. From October to December, its Scottish programme includes classics like Alien and The Thing, with screenings spanning the length and breadth of the…
Tell us more about this listing.