Up until the ‘Aliens’ franchise made its presence known in the late 1970s, the term “hugger” had a really nice meaning, all of the time.  Now, however, not so much, especially if you include the words “alien” and “face” in the same sentence.

The latest installment in the franchise, ‘Alien: Covenant,‘ is headed to theaters in just a few short weeks, and in advance of the film’s release, we’ve been given a new clip for our armrest-gripping enjoyment.  The creative team behind the film has shown that they are not afraid to release pretty sizable chunks of the movie’s video in advance of release, as in recent months we’ve been given an extended look at a major clip from early on in the film featuring pretty much the entire main cast, as well as a short “prequel” video featuring both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles from ‘Prometheus.’

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Ridley Scott talked about what the franchise continues to strive to accomplish with every film:

“The hardest thing to do is scare people.  And I think we did it.  There’s a few nasty things [in the new movie] that are really good.”

Take a look at the video below – if you dare!

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

‘Alien: Covenant’ will be released in US theaters on May 19, 2017.

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Tony Schaab rolls his eyes when he hears kids reference a screen-cap of the original NES Super Mario game as a “Minecraft Mario” – you damn kids, get off my lawn!  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Twitter or follow him on Facebook to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.