Written by - Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett
Starring - Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt & Ian Holm
Story/Plot - A mining ship picks up a suspected SOS call and heads off to investigate, unaware of what horrors they are about to come upon. An alien life form manages to attach itself to the face of one of the crew, the rest of the crew manage to separate them but are unaware that this is now the beginning of carnage.
The fabled crew member goes into shock and suddenly an alien life form emerges out of his stomach, bringing havoc to the ship and killing all crew except one. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) manages to stay alive and escape from the alien, but not without having to put up an uphill battle.
My verdict - Excellent acting by Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and Ian Holm place this film as on of the best in my 70s films selection. The effects for a 70s film are fantastic.
Story - 7/10
Cast - 8/10
Director - 9/10
Overall - 8/10