Alien 40th Anniversary Fan Films Are Coming!
“If we ain’t out of here in ten minutes, we won’t need no rocket to fly through space!”
20th Century Fox has partnered with Tongal to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it’s Sci-Fi smash hit Alien. Yep, the xenomorph is hitting the big four zero, and the studio has reached out to it’s fan to help get the party started. “Grab your linen and start your singing”, because we are about to get six short films that are bound to to scare. With over 550 entries hitting the competition, the immense job of whittling those numbers down to 6 must of been gruelling, but they have done it. We’ll be getting a new film every Friday, through IGN, beginning on March 29th! You can check out the trailer for these films below! And if you feel like “an express elevator from hell”, drop on down the page (going down) and read the descriptions of each of the films too.
ALIEN: Alone – Hope, an abandoned crew member 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the words of the late great Bill Paxton “Game over man….game over!”