In space, no one can hear you scream—except the ferociously nightmarish creatures bursting from H.R. Giger’s feverish imagination. Born in Switzerland, Giger vaulted to international fame when he designed the Oscar-winning monsters and sets in Ridley Scott’s “Alien” movie. A leading Fantastic Realist, Giger became enraptured with the dark and diabolical when his pharmacist father received a human skull as part of a promotion. Giger went on to create overwhelming, disturbing and often erotic images of biomechanoids, which fused humans and machines, and established the airbrush as a professional artistic implement. Giger’s mesmerizing work has been featured in 20 books, films and his own gallery located in a medieval castle.