In 1979, picking up the late H.R. Giger's book Necronomicon in the original Forbidden Planet shop in Dean Street was a challenge .
This was heady stuff. Dark and disturbing visions that were seared into your brain .
I didn't pick up the book to browse through too often. At that time it was just too far out there for me. Just when i needed a jolt as to how far out there an artist of Giger's genius could push it.
Even with a quantum leap in Special effects
Its hard to imagine any film on the horizon that packs the punch Alien did on its release.
Disturbing.different and totally Alien to say the least.