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Take a trip back to 1979 in this transcript of an interview with the man whose nightmare started it all.
Dan O’Bannon, the screenwriter who conceived the creature, is especially cautious when discussing the alien.
“Frankly,” says O’Bannon, “I think Fox is doing the right thing by playing their cards so close to the vest with this. People are going to pay their $4.50, come in, sit down and say ‘Show me’—and boy, are we gonna show them!
“I will tell you this, though—it is scary. In fact, Fox is planning previews in several cities to determine if it’s too scary, before they make the final cut.
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