The Best Sci-Fi Horror Film Of All Time Is Coming Back To Theaters

By Matthew Flynn | Published


On April 26, Ridley Scott’s iconic film Alien is making a triumphant return to the big screen. As part of a new initiative to re-engage audiences with classic film experiences, moviegoers will once again have the opportunity to savor this sci-fi classic in movie theaters.

Alien Re-releasing Because Of Alien: Romulus

The re-release of Alien is not an arbitrary choice; it strategically coincides with anticipation for the upcoming release of Alien: Romulus. The new entry in the franchise is set to debut on April 26, 2023, offering fans new content while also celebrating the legacy of the original Alien film.

The original Alien, released in 1979, changed the landscape of science fiction and horror, introducing the world to Ridley Scott’s unique blend of atmospheric dread and extraterrestrial terror.

Sigourney Weaver And The Nostromo

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The plot centers around the space freighter Nostromo and its crew, who are lured to a desolate planet following a distress signal, only to encounter a deadly alien creature. The film has been lauded for its suspenseful narrative and iconic creature design.

Alien’s cast is led by the iconic Sigourney Weaver, in her breakout role as Ellen Ripley. The role blazed a trail for female protagonists in the science fiction genre. Other notable cast members include Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.

Ridley Scott Was Masterful With Alien

The man behind the camera, Ridley Scott, carved out a unique place for himself in the annals of cinema with Alien.

His deft handling of horror and suspense, combined with his visionary approach to science fiction, fashioned Alien into a timeless classic.

Scott’s work on Alien and subsequent films including Blade Runner, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, and Napoleon, has solidified his reputation as one of cinema’s most accomplished directors.

Spawning The Alien Franchise

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Alien’s impact on the cinema universe is undeniable. The film spawned multiple sequels, including Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection, as well as prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. The franchise also inspired numerous novels, video games, and comic books

A testament to its enduring appeal and cultural significance, Alien has received numerous awards. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for Best Art Direction.

Additionally, in 2002, Alien was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Experience Alien In Theaters

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Revisiting Alien in theaters allows both newcomers and seasoned fans to experience the gripping tension and expertly crafted story in the setting it was originally intended for. Moreover, it serves as a thrilling preamble to the premier of Alien: Romulus.

The upcoming Alien: Romulus takes place between the events of Alien and its sequel, Aliens. After catching up on the action of Alien through its rerelease, fans can get a deeper understanding of the fear-inducing Xenomorph species by getting to know their home world, Romulus.

Alien: Romulus In Theaters April 16

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This newest addition to the Alien franchise showcases the origin of the terrifying creatures, offering a fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of the Alien universe.

Initially, Alien: Romulus was slated to make its grand debut on Hulu. Fortunately, the plans were changed, and Romulus is now set for a theatrical release on August 16.