Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger is dead, Swiss media reports. The 74-year-old painter, sculptor and set designer died after a fall.
Giger won an Oscar for special effects for the 1979 film “Alien.” His artwork “Landscape XX” (warning: NSFW), used by the Dead Kennedys in a 1985 record that later resulted in obscenity charges for the punk band, was no less creepy.
Here’s a 2010 documentary about the man:
And some of the more disturbing scences from “Alien”: