It’s old, but it’s so awesome! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Alien trailer in all its glory. It gives you a perfect taste of the Alien experience. The trailer places you in the isolation of space, starting out slow and dialing up the tension brilliantly with some music and an absolutely iconic sound effect. The Alien trailer also doesn’t show too much (like many trailers today). It conveys the tense tone of Alien and only shows you enough to pique your interest.
The film was released in 1979 and yet the trailer barely feels outdated (besides the not-so-great image and sound quality). I think this is an outstanding trailer and it is one of my favorite trailers to date. The Alien trailer was really my only choice to kick off the Trailer Tuesday posts.