Alien is a 1979 horror/science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. The score is by Jerry Goldsmith. I saw it in the theater when it was released, expecting a science fiction film, and was caught off guard by the horror. I've grown in my experience of the horror genre since then and can appreciate this movie now for the classic it is.
It had mixed reviews at the time of its release, but that has changed through time and now it generally finds a place on best-of lists in both science fiction and horror films. It has a 97% critics score at Rotten Tomatoes.
Because this blog does not consist of a single focus topic I chose the name Divers and Sundry where "Divers" means being of many and various kinds, and "Sundry" means consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds.