Despite the fact that Alien: Resurrection is perhaps the most controversial film in the Alien franchise, it does contain one of the most terrifying scenes in the series, though that scene was more recently improved upon by Prometheus’ forgotten sequel.

In Alien: Resurrection, a military research vessel operating outside regulated space is cloning Xenomorphs using remnants of Ellen Ripley’s DNA. In the previous film–which took place two-hundred years earlier–Ripley was impregnated with a Xenomorph, but took her own life along with the life of the Xenomorph inside her right as the creature was about to be born. By doing this, Ripley eliminated Xenomorph life from the galaxy, which is why cloning became the only way to obtain this coveted species. However, as if on cue, something on the ship goes horribly wrong, and the Xenomorphs that were held in captivity escape and begin slaughtering everyone on the ship. As a group of survivors attempts to escape, they have to go through a floor of the ship that had been flooded from top to bottom. While swimming through this level, two Xenomorphs appear out of nowhere and start swimming after them, proving that these monsters are somehow even deadlier underwater. For obvious reasons, this scene was easily the most terrifying in the film, though one Alien comic has it beat with a similar scene that’s infinitely scarier.

Prometheus’ LV-223 Enhanced Alien: Resurrection’s ‘Water Scene’ Exponentially

In Aliens: Fire and Stone #2 by Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds, a ship-full of humans who escaped the Xenomorph-induced horror of Aliens‘ Hadley’s Hope found themselves trapped on LV-223. Unfortunately, while flying away from the carnage of the Xenomorphs, a horde of aliens snuck aboard their escape vessel and effectively followed them to this new world. When the survivors were confronted with the deadly severity of their situation, half of them had been slaughtered by the Xenomorphs they brought, and the other half ran frantically into the twisted forest of this world. Over time, the humans found that the Xenomorphs would leave them alone for the most part if they stayed out of sight, which meant that they just needed to hunt and forage their own food to survive on this planet indefinitely. However, the Xenomorphs had the same idea.

When two of the survivors went fishing out on a raft they built, they were ambushed by a Xenomorph that had evidently been tracking them. The creature jumped onto the raft, knocked them both into the black water of this world, and swam around them like the vicious, otherworldly serpent it was. Finally, the Xenomorph set its sights on one of the men, and pulled him into the depths of the alien ocean. The thought of that happening is spine-tingling, and way more scary than the Xenomorph water-attack that happened in Alien: Resurrection. In Resurrection, the humans were in clear, clean water on a ship while wielding waterproof weapons. They were able to see the Xenomorphs coming, and even kill one as the aliens approached. Compare that to the victim in this comic book continuation of Prometheus. He was tackled into a large body of water–not just a single floor of a spaceship–where water visibility was practically non-existent, before being played with and finally killed by the Xenomorph hunting him and his companion.

The idea of being pulled down into the black depths of an alien ocean by a creature who doesn’t need to breathe and who will genuinely enjoy the kill is a thing of nightmares. While similar, these two scenes simply don’t compare, as the Alien ‘water scene’ in this forgotten sequel to Prometheus makes Alien: Resurrection’s look G-rated.

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