There's something satisfying about sitting in a darkened theater, hearing the 200 people around you suck in a breath -- anticipating the moment the egg breaks open and an alien 'facehugger' latches onto John Hurt's character.

The 1979 film "Alien" inserts horror into gritty science fiction, and Spokane Public Radio brought it back to the Bing Crosby Theater's big screen for one night on October 8.