Alien fylder 40 år, og det fejres med kortfilm lavet af fans

– Skrevet af Martin Riis Larsen

Dette er vel nok verdens bedste tagline til en film – og den film er Ridley Scotts klassiske film ’Alien’, der i år kan fejre sit 40 års jubilæum. Det var denne film som segmenterede, hvordan man laver det perfekte Science Fiction gys, i form af dens meget lineære og yderst effektive historie, hvor en skjult passager kommer med ombord på fragtskibet Nostromo. Stadig skræmmende og effektiv, er ’Alien’ en udødelig film, som giver moderne gys en masse pragteksempler på, hvordan man opbygger spænding og ”jump scares”.

Hvordan fejrer man så 40 år? Man får da selvfølgelig fans til at lave nogle kortfilm, der er et løft på hatten til den originale. Det bliver til seks små film i alt, der bliver udgivet af 20th Century Fox. Der er valgt seks fans ud af 550 ansøgere til at lave nogle skræmmende historier, som forhåbentlig vil få os til at sjattisse i bukserne. 

Her er de officielle beskrivelser af de 6 film.

Alien: Alone — Hope, an abandoned crewmember aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life. Written and directed by Noah Miller.

Alien: Containment — Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected. Written and directed by Chris Reading.

Alien: Harvest — The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along. Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell.

Alien: Night Shift — When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands. Written and directed by Aidan Breznick.

Alien: Ore — As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters.

Alien: Specimen — It’s the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts, the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an Alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host. Written and directed by Kelsey Taylor.

De seks film bliver gratis tilgængelig på IGN.com, ugentligt fra den 29. marts. 

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