When flaring badly and in pain I've thought of this scene in the movie aliens before, not a coincidence! Little-known sci-fi fact: What inspired Alien chestburster scene
One of the most horrific moments in sci-fi film history is the "chestburster" scene in Alien. Now, thanks to a new book, we know what inspired that nightmarish sequence.
O'Bannon went on to write the script
for Alien, but what wasn't widely known is that he suffered from Crohn's disease, a debilitating digestive disorder. According to Zinoman's book, "the digestion process felt like something bubbling inside of [O'Bannon] struggling to get out." From his own torment came the idea for the alien bloodily punching its way out of John Hurt's chest during dinner.
And the next time you watch Alien, remember poor Dan O'Bannon and how his own illness inspired one of sci-fi's most awful deaths.www.blastr.com/2011/07/little_known_sci_fi_fact.php