'Dark Star - H. R. Giger's World' Documentary Reveals the Man Behind Ridley Scott's Alien

By Gerald Lynch on at

If you've ever jumped at the sight of a scrunched up black bin bag, or been too scared to clean out an air vent for fear of running into a xenomorph from the film Alien, then you've got one person to blame: H. R. Giger. The Swiss surrealist artist's mixture of mechanical and sexual imagery made for the most terrifying creature in horror movie history, its legacy living on in the many sequels, games and comics that proceeded the monster's 1979 unveiling.

Giger lived a relatively reclusive life before passing away in March of this year. Documentary Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World gives a rare glimpse into Giger's home life and creative process, offering up some of the artist's final filmed to-camera interviews. Check out the trailer below. [Dark Star Movie]