H.R. Giger

Image of the day: Unused Alien title treatment from 1979 would make H.R. Giger proud

The sparse title work for Ridley Scott’s 1979 hit Alien helped set the stage for the horror classic, but that intro could’ve looked a whole lot different.

New Alien mini doc dissects the elegance of HR Giger's beautiful monster
Sep 14, 2016

Here's a fascinating deep dive into Giger's sinister acid-spewing xenomorph of Alien.

Have a look at some amazing Alien storyboards drawn by Ridley Scott
May 25, 2016

Some newly surfaced storyboards for legendary director Ridley Scott’s Alien -- drawn by Scott himself -- have burst their way online, showcasing his seminal vision for the movie.

In Memoriam: 11 genre legends we lost in 2014
Dec 30, 2014

2014 was a great year for new genre entertainment, but we also lost some heroes along the way.

Celebrate Alien's 35th anniversary with 8 long-lost pieces of H.R. Giger concept art
Oct 10, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but the iconic sci-fi horror flick Alien is now 35 years old. What better way to celebrate than with some of H.R. Giger’s original concept paintings for the iconic xenomorphs?

Artist H.R. Giger's freaky, sexy (and Alien-y) 1979 Polariod art
Jul 1, 2014

Alien auteur H.R. Giger was an extremely accomplished artist in his own right — though that doesn’t mean his other works aren't oozing with the freakiness we’ve come to expect.

Ridley Scott pays tribute to H.R. Giger
May 14, 2014

The director who helped bring the late H.R. Giger's work to mainstream recognition has paid tribute to his collaborator and friend.

Sci-fi artist H.R. Giger dead at 74
May 13, 2014

One of our most memorable icons has passed.

Book your stay now: Sci-Fi Hotel and Giger Bar possibly coming to U.S.
Jan 7, 2014

American fans of legendary Swiss artist H.R. Giger rejoice: his famous Giger Bar might finally be coming to the U.S. -- along with a sci-fi themed hotel built to house it.

Watch 2+ hours of Ridley Scott's Alien in vintage making-of documentary
Jan 3, 2014

Want to spend 2+ hours reliving the greatest of Alien and listening to all the sci-fi legends that made it happen? Yeah, of course you do.

See the original creepy screen test for the Aliens chestburster
Sep 9, 2013

If you're a lover of practical effects, you'll love seeing how the Aliens chestburster started out.

Infographic: All 110 Batmobiles from 1948 to 2010
Dec 14, 2012

Although Batman has always been the same millionaire-playboy-turned-crimefighter since his inception, the Batmobile has definitely changed with the times—and remained stylish in every era. Want proof? We have it.

The awesome story of how the Nostromo prop from Alien was rescued
Dec 14, 2012

The guys at the Prop Store of London know that the stories behind sci-fi props can sometimes be as fascinating as the props themselves. That's why they'll be popping up on Blastr from time to time, taking a look at the untold stories of some amazing objects from movies and TV—such as the Nostromo spaceship from Alien, which was left under a tarp on a driveway for two decades until it was rescued and restored. It's impossible to say where modern sci-fi might be without Ridley Scott's Alien. At the center of the seminal 1979 film was not only the psycho-sexual design of H. R. Giger, but also the space tug upon which ninety percent of the film took place: The Nostromo.

57 great sci-fi and fantasy-themed album covers
Dec 14, 2012

This may not have been what the Rolling Stones meant when they sang, "It's only rock 'n roll, but I like it!"—but it's...