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H.R. Giger's Alien Designs Earned Him A Macabre Nickname On Set

The creature from Ridley Scott's 1979 horror sci-fi film "Alien" was inspired primarily by the 1976 painting "Necronomicon IV" by Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger. When Giger was working on "Alien," he was given a specialized studio where he could churn out creepy, sexual machine monsters to his heart's content. Giger was well known for his all-black ensemble, macabre interests, and creepy, Peter Lorre-like stare. All of this together earned him a creepy nickname among the film’s cast and crew.

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    H.R. Giger's Alien Designs Earned Him A Macabre Nickname On Set

    H.R. Giger's Alien Designs Earned Him A Macabre Nickname On Set

    H.R. Giger is the visionary artist behind much of the creative vision of Ridley Scott's “Alien,” but his presence on set earned him his own monstrous nickname.

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