Analysis of Alien

In this video essay, Steven Benedict traces Ridley Scott’s Alien back to the early days of cinema, drawing parallels between the atmospheric horror of Scott’s film and early German Expressionist films such as F. W. Murnau’s Dracula and Robert Weine’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, as well as The Phantom Carriage by Swedish director, Victor Sjöström.

Steven Benedict

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Sci-Fi Horror


Sci-Fi Horror


Ridley Scott


Alien Series