Dive into this intimate video look at Alien's horrifying chestburster scene

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Jan 29, 2015, 11:49 AM EST (Updated)

We hope you're brave enough to stomach this in-depth look at one of the most shocking moments in the long legacy of cinema.  The notorious chestburster scene in Ridley Scott's Alien, in which a glistening xenomorph newborn explodes out of actor John Hurt's torso aboard the Nostromo spaceship, is a visceral vision of utter astonishment, especially to the other actors on set, who were never warned of this unholy eruption beforehand.   The folks at CineFix revealed the newest edition of their Art of the Scene series, dissecting Alien's infamous chestburster calamity in extreme detail.  

Have a look, but we'd hold off on that late lunch until you've digested this 9-minute tribute to Hollywood horror history.

(Via Geek Tyrant)