Alien **SOLD OUT**

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Alien **SOLD OUT**


Herd presents the sci-fi, horror classic…


An intimate screening of just 30 people will climb about the Nostromo for an evening of classic cinema and an Alien universe inspired burger special.


Tickets for this Fringe Screening of Alien can be purchased at Herd

Herd will open at 19:00 for food, with the film commencing at 21:00.
(Ticket includes Herd burger special and entrance to the screening)


In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi    Country: US    Language: English    Year: 1979

Duration: 117 mins    Rating: 18    iMDb Score: 8.1/10

Tickets for this Fringe Screening of Alien can be purchased at Herd

At its most fundamental level, “Alien” is a movie about things that can jump out of the dark and kill you. It shares a kinship with the shark in “Jaws,” Michael Myers in “Halloween,” and assorted spiders, snakes, tarantulas and stalkers. Its most obvious influence is Howard Hawks’ “The Thing” (1951), which was also about a team in an isolated outpost who discover a long-dormant alien, bring it inside, and are picked off one by one as it haunts the corridors. Look at that movie, and you see “Alien” in embryo.

In another way, Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie is a great original. It builds on the seminal opening shot of “Star Wars” (1977), with its vast ship in lonely interstellar space, and sidesteps Lucas’ space opera to tell a story in the genre of traditional “hard” science fiction; with its tough-talking crew members and their mercenary motives, the story would have found a home in John W. Campbell’s Astounding Science Fiction during its nuts-and-bolts period in the 1940s. Campbell loved stories in which engineers and scientists, not space jockeys and ray-gun blasters, dealt with outer space in logical ways. (excerpt from

September 15 2015


Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Herd, 25 St. Cuthbert’s Street

25 St. Cuthbert's Street
Bedford, Bedford United Kingdom


01234 300193

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