Rick Baker Reveals Early Creepier E.T. Designs

We all know E.T. as Steven Spielberg’s lovable alien, but he wasn’t always so lovable. According to Uproxx, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial started as a horror movie. The alien seen here would have taken your Reese’s Pieces by force and it would have probably been very bloody.

The original plan was to make a horror sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where a group of aliens would harass some poor family. The working title was Night Skies and it would have been directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Tobe Hooper. These aliens are a far cry from the lovable little guy we met in the 80s.

e.t. design

e.t. design

e.t. design

e.t. design

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