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In the original poster the designers drew on the unknown. Since the movie has been released for a large amount of time, most viewers already know what the unknown aspects are. One of the less predominant themes in the original poster was a frightening theme. Therefore the poster was designed to frighten the audience. The first thing that you see in the poster is the large alien in the center. It has been placed in front of the text to make the alien pop off the screen. If you look closely at the alien an image of a screaming man has been placed in the reflection on the head of the alien. This adds depth to the poster and makes it seem new to the audience every time they see it. The alien was placed on an image taken by the Hubble Telescope. This adds the idea of space into the movie and makes it seem like it is much more important than the other poster led us to believe. Space is real. It’s out there and it is one of the biggest unknowns in our age. By using an actual image of space, the audience realizes that the threat could actually be real as well. The title in the movie is a much larger font than the original because the large alien that is directly below it is better emphasized with large block letters than smaller spaced out letters. The color of the title was chose to represent blood since there was a lot of it in the movie. Blood is a classic image of fear used across the gamut genres of movies to represent death, pain, and incapacitating fear. There was also a quote added to the poster, although this is similar to the original, which definitely promotes the scary theme of the poster. "Your worst nightmare just got a whole lot worse." The alien is even stepping on the first half of the text which bent it and now the alien is using that to jump out of the poster. This brings back the idea of the unknown and frightens the audience into believing that the things in space are even worse than could be imagined. There is death and destruction, but there is also no escape in the dark abyss of space. There was another aspect which wasn’t included in the original poster which is included on the final poster. This was the addition of the director and the major actors involved in the production of the movie written on the top of the poster. The actor’s names were written, but their character names were also used. This give the audience an idea who the older actors were since the movie was made thirty years ago as well as show the audience the names of the characters that take on the alien and eventually defeat it.