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In space no one can hear you scream.

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Release Date : 25 May, 1979
Duration : 1h 57m
Horror Science Fiction
Vote Average : 8.135 Vote Count : 12,063 Popularity : 61.914

Top Billed Casting

  • Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

    Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley


  • Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Arthur Koblenz Dallas


  • Ian Holm

    Ian Holm



  • John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Gilbert Ward Kane


  • Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Samuel Elias Brett


  • Yaphet Kotto

    Yaphet Kotto

    Dennis Monroe Parker


  • Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Joan Marie Lambert


  • Helen Horton

    Helen Horton

    Mother (voice)


  • Bolaji Badejo

    Bolaji Badejo



  • Boris Kempner

    Boris Kempner





Original Language


Production Country

United States of America






A review by Patrick E. Abe

Written by Patrick E. Abe on 21 Sep, 2016

Described by Roger Ebert as a "trapped in a haunted house" movie, this movie set the bar for Horror in the Summer. The "Nostromo," like "Star Wars" spacecraft, looks worn and in use, compared to the "just out of the box" look of "Star Trek" spacecraft. (And I'm a fan of the "Star Trek" universe!...

A review by John Chard

Written by John Chard on 13 May, 2019

There is a clause in the contract which specifically states any systematized transmission indicating a possible intelligent origin must be investigated... Alien is directed by Ridley Scott and written by Ronald Shusett and Dan O'Bannon. It stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwrigh...

A review by Repo Jack

Written by Repo Jack on 28 Oct, 2020

The standard bearer of horror in space, Ridley Scott's masterpiece still thrills new generations of fans. The Giger-inspired alien induces a claustrophobic nightmare that still carries on in sequels and prequels....

A review by r96sk

Written by r96sk on 22 Feb, 2022

'Alien' isn't as eventful, and as such as entertaining, as I had anticipated, though it is still an enjoyable near two hours. It's a strong cast, with newbie Sigourney Weaver putting in a great performance. Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and John Hurt are good too. I want...