Alien & Galaxy of Terror

Alien & Galaxy of Terror

A FILM BY: Ridley Scott (ALIEN), B.D. Clark (GALAXY OF TERROR)
WRITTEN BY: Dan O'Bannon (ALIEN), Ronald Shusett (ALIEN), Marc Siegler (GALAXY OF TERROR), B.D. Clark (GALAXY OF TERROR)
STARRING: Sigourney Weaver (ALIEN), Tom Skerritt (ALIEN), John Hurt (ALIEN), Edward Albert (GALAXY OF TERROR), Erin Moran (GALAXY OF TERROR), Ray Walston (GALAXY OF TERROR)

Rip-Off Saturdays Double Feature | A Part of Music Box of Horrors at the Drive-In Presented by Shudder

Essentially a “monster in the house” movie set in outer space, Alien developed from a low-budget Roger Corman schlocker titled Star Beast into one of the most iconic American horror movies of the ‘70s, introducing audiences to one of the most memorable onscreen cinematic duos: Ellen Ripley and the xenomorph. But Roger Corman wasn’t going to let Alien conquer the box office without lining his pockets, too. Galaxy Of Terror is the producer’s finest foray into Alien-sploitation, and features cult-film icons Robert Englund, Sid Haig, and Grace Zabriskie in a weird and wild intergalactic psychological horror tale. Production designer James Cameron—who would self-plagiarize for Aliens five years later—gives this low-budget shlocker an awe-inspiring sheen that elevates Galaxy Of Terror above other low-rent knockoffs like Alien 2: On Earth and Contamination.

Galaxy of Terror courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

Technical Information

Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 198 mins
Format: Digital