4 Great Ways to Celebrate ALIEN Day

Happy Alien Day! This year, the annual celebration coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the franchise launched by Ridley Scott in 1979. In the lead-up to today’s festivities, 20th Century Fox and IGN released a sextet of fan-films set in the Alien universe; all are currently available to watch on YouTube.

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But the day has just begun, so if you’ve seen the shorts, here are four additional ways you can pay tribute to Alien.

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Pick up some fantastic Alien apparel from Fright Rags!

The purveyor of top-quality officially licensed horror gear has a new series honoring the classic horror/sci-fi franchise. Check out their Alien box set and other items online, HERE, and peep the image below.

Order a copy of Alien 40 years, 40 Artists from Titan Books!

Alien 40 years, 40 Artists is an “artistic tribute to the sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. 40 artists, filmmakers, and fans have been invited to contribute a piece of original art to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Alien in 2019. Pieces range from alternative posters to gothic interpretations of key scenes. Sketches, process pieces, and interview text accompany each new and unique nightmare. In addition to cover artist Dane Hallett— an Alien: Covenant concept artist—the contributors include Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Sam Hudecki, and Tanya Lapointe; Star Wars concept artist and creature designer Terryl Whitlatch; and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Jon Wilcox.”

Order your copy of Alien 40 years, 40 Artists, HERE.

Listen to a teaser of William Gibson’s “lost” script for Alien III!

Audible announced that it will bring William Gibson’s lost Alien III script to life for the first time, marking the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the renowned Alien franchise. The production, which will release exclusively from Audible on May 30th, will be a terrifying, completely immersive, cinematic multicast dramatization directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs and starring a full cast of actors including Michael Biehn reprising his iconic roles as Corporal Hicks and Bishop from the 1986 film Aliens.

Pre-order your Alien III Audiobook, HERE, and listen to a teaser, HERE.

Pick up some killer Alien artwork from Grey Matter!

“Grey Matter Art, under license from 20th Century Fox, and in partnership with Acme Archives and Dark Ink, are pleased to announce the release of a new officially licensed limited edition screen-print for Director Ridley Scott’s 1979 science-fiction horror masterpiece Alien by Karl Fitzgerald. With Scott’s directing and Jerry Goldsmith’s musical score, to Michael Seymour’s art direction and H.R. Giger’s special effects, Alien is a frightening and tension-filled experience. It is regarded today as one of the most influential horror films of all time and still stands up as one of our favorites ever. We are so happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Alien, we are true fans of the franchise and honored to be releasing this beautiful 24×36 screen print for Alien Day!”

Order your Alien art, HERE.

How will you be celebrating Alien Day today? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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