Alien 2 sulla Terra (1980)

81m, 85m
Eastmancolor, Technicolor
mono, Italian
Reviewed at The

An Italian science fiction/horror film directed by Ciro Ippolito using the pseudonym Sam Cromwell. It was marketed as a sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).

Plot Summary

Carnivorous arrive on Earth attached to a returning space mission. They lurk in a network of beneath where they are encountered by a group of pot-holers who are picked off one-by-one.


Directed by: Sam Cromwell [real name: Ciro Ippolito]
© [not given on screen]
Angiolo Stella, Ciro Ippolito present. GPS Cinematografica
Executive Producers: Ciro Ippolito for GPS
Produced by: Sam Cromwell [real name: Ciro Ippolito]
Written by: Sam Cromwell [real name: Ciro Ippolito]
Director of Photography: Silvio Fraschetti
Film Editor: Carlo Broglio
Music by: The Oliver Onions
Sound Recording: Econ Studios for Cinitalia, Rome
Costumes by: Valeria Valenza
Make-up: Lamberto Marini
Special Effects: Donald Patterly
Production Designers: Angelo Matte, Mario Moll
Speleological Consultant: Simone Pinto
[Filmed] on location and at Cinecitta' Studios

Belinda Mayne (Thelma)
Marc Bodin (Roy)
Robert Barrese
Benny Aldrich
Michael Shaw [real name: Michele Soavi]
Judy Perrin (Maureen)
Don Parkinson
Claudio Falanga

Alternative Titles

Alien 2
Alien 2 e Sulla Terra
Alien – Die Saat des Grauens Kehrt Zuruck
– German title
Alien Terror – UK title
Le Monstre attaque
– French title
The Strangers

See also
Alien (1979)


Delirium no.3 p.6 – credits, review
L'Ecran Fantastique no.13 pp.56-57 – review
Flesh and Blood no.3 (1994) p.26 – illustrated credits, review
Giallo Guide 1987 – credits
Halls of Horror no.27 p.16 – UK video data
Halls of Horror no.30 p.12 – UK video data
Is It Uncut? no.6 pp.4-5 – illustrated review
Rivista del Cinematografo no.6 (June 1981) p.310 – credits

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.18 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.482 – credits
Science Fiction Film Source Book p.24 – credits