Behind the ’Alien’ chest-bursting scene that freaked out a generation

The newborn Xenomorph bursting violently from John Hurt’s chest in Alien is one of the most iconic and important scenes in science fiction or horror movie history.

And a lot went on before (and after) director Ridley Scott shouted “action.” Our CineFix series, Art of the Scene, burrows into the disturbing creature designs and gallons of prop blood that led to the birth of this adorable creature.

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