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Fan-voted poster for “MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN” bursts out

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The in-depth documentary about Ridley Scott’s classic sees release next month, and the latest poster has been unleashed. See it after the jump.

Coming October 4 to theaters and VOD from Screen Media and Legion M, MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN was written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, of the PSYCHO documentary 78/52. It features interviews with ALIEN actors Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright, Ronald Shusett, Roger Christian and others from the creative team, Roger Corman and more. The synopsis: “MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of ALIEN creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger—including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled MEMORY. The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of ALIEN and dedicates focus to the film’s iconic ‘chestburster’ scene.”

The poster seen below was selected via fan vote by the thousands of members of Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company. You can read our review of MEMORY here, and read our interview with Philippe on MEMORY and ALIEN in RUE MORGUE #190, our special Halloween issue, available here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.