Watch a Very Cool 2-Hour Documentary on the Making of Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

Watch a Very Cool 2-Hour Documentary on the Making of Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

Jan 03, 2014



Snowpocalypse 2014 is on its way — at least on the East Coast. Keep the panicked, doomy vibes going with this 2003 behind-the-scenes documentary, its title not to be confused with a Slayer album (or something): The Beast Within: The Making of Alien. Horror and science-fiction cinema’s monstrous tale about a terrifying creature that traps a spaceship crew and slowly dispatches with them is one of our favorites.

The video features in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, including director Ridley Scott; pervy, macabre designer H.R. Giger; and the badass Sigourney Weaver. It’s fun to hear how creeped out everyone was while working on the movie. We’re also reminded that poor Bolaji Badejo, the towering actor who plays the monster, had to stand all day while in costume since the design made it impossible for him to sit. A special sling had to be made to hold him just so he could get off his feet. There are more great stories in the below clip. Turn out the lights, settle in and revisit this cinema chiller.


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