Comparing this poster to those of the Alien sequels, particularly 2017’s misguided Alien Covenant, shows just how effective Frankfurt Gips Balkind’s Xenomorph-less poster is. Consistently ranking at the top of the greatest movie taglines of all time, “In space, no one can hear you scream” is all you need to know about what this movie is going into it: a terrifying experience set on a space station with some kind of monster. If that wasn’t enough to get butts into seats in 1979, when audiences were being inundated with a cavalcade of family-friendly Star Wars rip-offs, the sight of the horrifying alien egg just beginning to crack certainly was, making Alien a hit and essentially kicking off an entire genre of sci-fi horror.