Take a movie that ends with an astronaut surfing in space as country music plays. Add on H.R. Giger. The rest is cinema history.
#4. Alien Is Based on the Wacky Sci-Fi Comedy Dark Star
For those who haven’t seen it, Dark Star is a low-budget 1974 sci-fi comedy about blue collar workers in a spaceship, and sorry for spoiling the ending just now. It’s also the blueprint for Ridley Scott’s Alien, and not because the plots are kinda similar — it’s because the writer of both movies, Dan O’Bannon, straight up said Alien was “Dark Star as a horror movie instead of a comedy.”