Cat People is a 1942 horror film produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Spielberg and others have compared this suggestive approach to that of classic thriller director Alfred Hitchcock.
The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games, and toys.
It won several awards for its soundtrack and editing and is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time.
Shot mostly on location on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the film had a troubled production, going over budget and past schedule.