I was rewatching both Alien and Aliens this weekend, and while they are not ‘technically’ horror films, there do both contain quite a bit of lovely splatter…and not just your regular garden variety splatter, either. There’s human blood splatter, synthetic android splatter, and alien blood splatter. Hooray!
Anyway – speaking of splatter: I found an extended clip of the chest burster scene that illustrates both Ridley Scott’s genius camera work, and some STUNNING special F/X work. Check Veronica Cartwright and Tom Skerrit’s faces, the fountain O’blood coming out John Hurt’s chest – and the blood drip off the ceiling. SO COOL!