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These Alien 35th anniversary posters are gorgeous and gruesome

'It set the tone for virtually every sci-fi / space movie.'

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Alien has seemingly been everywhere this year. We've seen blockbuster games dedicated to recreating the tension of Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic, and fan projects that turn the late H.R. Giger's most famous creation into incredibly detailed sculptures. All this despite the fact that the seminal film came out in 1979 — and to celebrate the 35th anniversary, Poster Posse has curated a collection of Alien posters from some of the best artists around.

"Alien will always be regarded as one of the most terrifying films of all time," says artist Robert Bruno, who contributed to the project, "and rightfully so. It set the tone for virtually every sci-fi / space movie and was remarkably inventive and ambitious for its time." The posters all take a very different tack on the film, and use different art styles, but each manages to evoke the "in space no one can hear you scream" tagline quite well. For more on the project — including how to buy some of these prints — check out Poster Posse.


Left: Harlan Elam; Right: John Aslarona