Cocoon (1985)

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a) Alien in a human skin
In the 1985 movie Cocoon, benevolant extra terrestrials were disguised as humans with a skin covering the whole of the body but when one pulled the skin down from beneath his eye,  it revealed brightly glowing human being.

Brian Dennehy as an extra-terrestrial in disguise in Cocoon

Brian Dennehy as an extra-terrestrial in disguise in Cocoon

glowing Antarean extra-terrestrials without their human like skin

b) Synopsis of the main background story
In the story, "about 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island later known to mankind as Atlantis. When Atlantis sank, twenty aliens were left behind, kept alive in large rock-like cocoons at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Now a group of Antareans have returned to Earth to collect them. Disguising themselves as humans, they rent a house with a swimming pool, and charge the water with "life force" to give the cocooned Antareans energy to survive the trip home. They charter a boat from a local captain named Jack who helps them retrieve the cocoons".  (

A cocoons as in the name of the film, contained a hibernating extra-terrestrials
c) Rough connections with Alien
For those who saw Alien, the idea of these ancient pods roughly the same size as the egg shaped spores in Alien containing a long dormant life form, that had been sitting around for 10,000 years, while the spores in alien were thought to be just as ancient might have made some want to think about the similarity in the idea there. The Facehugger had to find a host, plant its seed in it and then a new creature would very quickly grow inside the host. Whereas in Cocoon, they pods were being put in a specially energised pool that was supposed to revive those within the capsules. These were however not thought to be eggs layed by an alien queen egg layer.

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