For the fourth year in a row, Alien Day will take place on April 26th (in reference to the moon LV-426), and this year, 20th Century Fox has teamed up with a wide range of companies to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror film.

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2019 – Forty years ago, a terrifying film burst from the mind of Ridley Scott, “xeno-morphing” into one of the most iconic franchises of all time.  From the first menacing Chestburster shock to the last acid-drooling extraterrestrial kill, ALIEN became the definitive sci-fi horror film, winning fans, critics, and an Academy Award® along the way.  To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the film that spawned a global franchise of record-breaking hit movies, video games, graphic novels, consumer products, and more, 20th Century Fox launched an otherworldly tribute with thrilling new stories, exclusive exhibits, and other one-of-a-kind experiences for fans.

Culminating on April 26th, ALIEN DAY devotees will rally for the fourth year in a row for 24 hours of worldwide fanfare. Fans eager to participate can share their own personal memories or recreations of their favorite moments for a chance to become part of the 40 Year legacy!  (click here for more information on #MyAlien40th)

Over the next two weeks, fans can continue to experience the Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts, a series of frightening new narratives from six emerging filmmakers selected from over 550 entries through a 20th Century Fox partnership with creator community Tongal.  These terrifying tales have been shocking viewers on IGN since the first short debuted on March 29th, and the final two thrillers – ALIEN: Alone and ALIEN: Harvest – will be unearthed on ALIEN DAY, April 26th.  Descending into orbit on April 23rd is the ALIEN 40th ANNIVERSARY 4K ULTRA HD®, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and available for pre-order HERE. Featuring an enthralling new 4K master, the film was restored at Company 3 and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by both director Ridley Scott and Fox’s own Pam Dery.

Launching into ALIEN Day, the biggest name brands have created exclusive collections in honor of the franchise.  All-new figures, merchandise, apparel, publications, mobile game promotions, comics and collectibles will be unveiled from NECAFunkoDiamond SelectDark HorseAudibleWeta Workshop, Zen Studios, D3 Go!, The Loyal SubjectsUpper DeckChangesLoot Crate, Super 7,  Acme Archives, Wonderdice, Mondo, Fanattik, Sideshow, Rubies, Gale Force Nine, Macmillan, Monogram, CoolProps, Hollywood Collectibles Group, and Good Smile Companyto name a few.  Highlights include a comprehensive and definitive volume on the making of ALIEN from Titan Books, a new line of Alien Pop! Figures from Funko, limited edition giclée prints from Acme Archives & Dark Ink, and a selection of apparel and merchandise sure to please the most discriminating Alien collector from  A full list of what is shuttling in for Alien Day can be found HERE.

Check out the announcement video HERE for a peek at this iconic film’s early development, and watch the rest of the horror unfold every day by plugging into  Participate in the worldwide Alien Daycelebration by following #ALIENDAY and #Alien40th on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Facebook.

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.