While Alien is arguably one of the most terrifying movies of all time, members of its film crew claim making the thing was even scarier. Production on Alien was a complete nightmare for pretty much everyone involved, including director Ridley Scott. The set was hot and smelly, the actors were constantly endangered by malfunctioning equipment, and the studio could barely even get the movie made in the first place.
So what was it really like on the set of Alien? The cast and crew have been fairly candid about their experiences. They've frequently shared their firsthand accounts in interviews, and the consensus is that it was hard. Actors fainted from the grueling conditions and traumatic images they saw on set. The stench of rotting animal meat was everywhere. It was a dank hellhole designed to be both a psychological and physical labyrinth. These are the most traumatizing stories from the set of Alien.