This is a video from Stan Winston Studio of creature designer Stephen Norrington discussing how the chestbursting alien was made and operated for the iconic movie scene. It's actually fairly simple and required zero CGI. Remember when movies didn't use CGI and the special effects looked better and were more believable? Me too. You should come over this weekend and we can sit on my back porch and drink beer and reminisce about the good old days. Or just yell at squirrels, I don't care -- it's really just the beer that's the important part.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Linz, who doesn't want anything bursting out of her chest except -- no? No exceptions? No exceptions. I dunno, I might take a chance with like a million dollars bursting out of my chest.