Crack open this international gallery of 23 original Alien movie posters for Alien Day!

Contributed by
Apr 29, 2019, 6:19 AM EDT (Updated)

Today is 4-26-16, AKA Alien Day, and though it's not yet an official global holiday, it definitely should be! 

The selected date is a sly nod to the planetoid LV-426, the notorious world where the doomed Nostromo crew first encountered the derelict spaceship and its lethal cargo.  20th Century Fox proclaimed this time to be set aside for a gala fan celebration of all things Alien, with 24 hours of special Alien and Aliens screenings, prizes, giveaways, the release of Reebok's Alien Stompers, a new Alien novel, limited-run Dark Horse Aliens comic covers, exclusive merchandise, a new Alien: Out of the Shadows radio drama and an all-day Ultimate Trivia Challenge on Twitter hosted by @alienanthology.

I was a 14-year-old, hippy-haired Star Wars addict lingering in a block-long line at San Francisco’s Northpoint Theater in May of 1979, feverish with anticipation to see Ridley Scott's devastating new science-fiction film ever since my first glimpse of the haunting lobby cards and strange promo stills in Starlog magazine. That memorable sunny afternoon, Alien was presented in stunning 70mm, six-track Dolby stereophonic sound and the reverberations from its impressionable premiere have yet to fade away.

In honor of Alien Day, here's a shattering collection of 23 scream-inducing Alien one-sheets gathered from around the planet, from Poland, Germany and Hungary, to Japan, Italy and Turkey.  Scream if you need to and tell us which Alien posters take the prize!

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker