Back to the Future in the Horror Universe: ALIEN

15 May

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.

ALIEN (FILM)

Release Date: May 25, 1979 (Setting is 2122 A.D.)

Series: Alien

Non-Horror Crosses: Back to the Future

The Story: The Nostromo is a commercial towing spacecraft with a seven man crew on its way home to Earth while the crew sleeps in stasis. The crew is awakened when an unknown transmission is received and the company they work for, Weyland-Yutani, orders an investigation of its source on a nearby planetoid. Some crew members depart to investigate, and find what appears to be some kind of pods. One opens and out bursts a creature that wraps itself around a crew member’s face. The crew rushes…

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