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8 stories you should check out after watching Alien: Covenant

The Verge Ridley ScottRidley Scott
Saturday, 20 May 2017 ()

8 stories you should check out after watching Alien: CovenantAlien: Covenant is now in theaters, and it helps steer the franchise right back into the space-horror territory that captivated audiences when the first Alien film hit back in 1979. While 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars showed filmgoers that science fiction could go beyond cheap B-movies, Ridley Scott’s film was a separate revelation, proof that screen science fiction could also produce quality horror-dramas. His creepy, Freudian Alien captivated audiences, and became an instant horror classic.

But Alien didn’t come out of nowhere. Its filmmaking team was inspired by a whole range of works, both intentionally and otherwise, in constructing its fantastic world and horrifying creatures. Alien also broadly inspired a number of other...
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News video: Alien: Covenant Wins Opening Weekend Box Office

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Director Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Alien: Covenant earned $36 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, narrowly beating Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the new No. 1 film in the U.S. A sequel to the fairly lucrative 2012 Alien quasi-prequel Prometheus, the goal of...

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