When Dawn of the Dead was released in Italy as Zombi the late great Lucio Fulci took it upon himself to make his own sequel, Zombi 2 - also known as Zombie Flesh-Eaters. Thus, proving that copyright was a grey area back in the 1980s, director Ciro Ippolito decided that there was nothing to stop him making a follow-up to Ridley Scott's sci-fi suspenser Alien - resulting in the birth of Alien 2: On Earth. This Italian offering came six years before Aliens and, with a bevy of low budget charm and the occasional spilled brain, spins out a story of an extraterrestrial terror landing in the here and now and stalking its prey in contemporary California. Putting themselves up against this otherworldly entity are a small group of explorers - and seasoned fans of Italian shock will doubtlessly notice the great Michele Soavi among the cast! Arguably more exciting than Alien 3, decades later and Alien 2: On Earth might well be the film that David Fincher wishes he had made.