Oscar Wilde once said “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness” and Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien is as close to greatness as a sci-fi horror film can get but not even Scott himself could have foreseen the rip-offs that would follow in his ground-breaking film’s wake.
Plenty of films are inspired by Alien, even quite a few outside of either horror or sci-fi but some movies took it from homage to outright knock-off. Marvelous Videos rounds up the top nine of such rip-offs that while not original are still an absolute blast to watch.
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