A great anniversary choice, especially for horror movie month, as this is another one of our picks for October in the October movies page. Sigourney Weaver is the take-no-prisoners Ripley, here in the original Ridley Scott film, which is more of a horror movie than any of the more action packed sequels. It really does feel like a totally different experience when you watch it, with all the scenes of quiet dread and chilling atmosphere created by the terrifying silence of space. See it again, and appreciate it for one of the great monster movies that it is.
Original 1979 Trailer: