In Utero Analysis

Perversion of Pregnancy

It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to see a baby in the womb, unveiling the miracles of the human body. Similarly, the interactive VR short In Utero makes that magical experience become a nightmare. You take on the position of the alien, marvelling at natures most destructive creature as it grows and birth and wreaks havoc on the covenant crew.

Concept Art



Alien: Covenant IN UTERO is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare and offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien neomorph at the time of its birth.

Directed by David Karlak
Written by Chris Eyerman
Sound by Drazen Bosnjak (Q Department)
Executive Producer Ridley Scott
Produced by RSA Films, FoxNext and MPC VR (a Technicolor Company)
Technology Partner AMD

Carmen Enjogo
Amy Seimetz
Benjamin Rigby


Using old ideas

The opening of In Utero follows off an old idea from Jon Spaihts original Engineers Script for Prometheus in a way, at first you think you are in space but as the film progresses you realise you are suspended in liquid in a womb.




  1. In Utero Concept Art by Alex Jay Brady via Art Station
  2. In Utero video
  3. Summary from David Karlak via Vimeo
  4. Excerpt from Jon Spaihts Engineers Script via AVP Galaxy