When the space horror movie Alien came out in 1979, it was a type of film that nobody had ever seen before. And that was true even for the cast, who would be in for a surprise or two themselves. One scene in particular shocked some of the actors – to the extent that one of them literally passed out.
Director Ridley Scott said that the movie could have been set anywhere so long as the place in question was isolated. But it takes place on the spaceship Nostromo, the crew of which comes across the Alien, a vicious and lethal being that runs rampage around their craft. Soon everyone aboard is in the midst of a struggle for survival.