In celebration of Alien's 40th anniversary, the third of six official short films just went live. Titled Alien: Night Shift, the film brings back the chestburster for some bloody sci-fi action.
In Alien: Night Shift, written and directed by Aidan Brezonick:
“When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.”
You can watch the short below, courtesy of IGN.
The remaining shorts will be released weekly at 12PM EST/9AM PST on IGN, and beginning May 3rd, they'll be available on the official @AlienAnthology social channels and AlienUniverse.com, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
Remaining Alien: 40th Anniversary Shorts Synopses and Premiere Dates:
April 19th: ALIEN: Ore - As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and Directed by the Spear Sisters
April 26th: ALIEN: Harvest - The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along. Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell
April 26th: ALIEN: Alone - Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life. Written and Directed by Noah Miller