Genre: horror-suspense; science fiction
Created in: 1979
- The Alien franchise began with the film "Alien" in 1979, directed by Ridley Scott, with a story by Dan O'Bannon and creature designs by H.R. Giger. That same year, it first featured in comic books as an adaptation of this original film. In 1986, the franchise continued with the release of the sequel film "Aliens". Since then the francise has used 'Alien' and 'Aliens' interchangeably depending on the title.
The feature focuses on deadly encounters with 'the Alien' species and humanity (with the heroic Ellen Ripley often a key member of the latter). The Aliens are also referred to as Xenomorphs.
- Covenant; Endoparasitoid; Extraterrestrial; Prometheus; Xenomorph