H.R. Giger’s Original Paintings For Alien Will Haunt Your Dreams


Towering engineers, spine-chilling arachnid facehuggers, and ever-menacing Xenomorphs; it can only be a collection of concept art from Alien. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 classic, Yahoo Movies has published a series of terrifying paintings that H.R. Giger originally presented to the director during pre-production all those years ago.

There are eight sketching in total, and they will be available to those who pick up the recently-released anniversary Blu-ray bundle, which comprises all four of the Alien films.

In the build-up to 2012’s quasi-prequel, Prometheus, the outlet also had the opportunity to speak with Ridley Scott, who touched upon his first meeting with the late, great Swiss artist, stating that the Xenomorph as we know it is all but deceased.

“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting H.R. Giger all those years ago. But after four [not including the ‘Alien vs. Predator’ movies], I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do.”

So, Prometheus’ post-credits sting aside, it looks as though the Galaxy’s apex predator won’t be making an appearance any in of franchise’s future iterations. We already know that Scott has ruled out the possibility of the Xenomorph making a cameo for Prometheus 2 — rumour has it that the acid-splurging aliens are a bastard to work with — so it seems as though fans of the genre will have to turn to the recently-released Alien: Isolation.

Kicking the widely-derided Alien Vs. Predator crossover films to the kerb, the Alien: 35th Anniversary Blu-Ray is available to buy now. Getting back to the topic at hand, though, be sure to check out the gruesome gallery below and tell us which one would best suit as a thoughtful postcard to send to a loved one.