The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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What is it about a scary space movie that appeals to so many audience? What is it about the thought of a killer alien on the hunt for human lives that makes our adrenaline spike and leave us begging for more? This list discusses the absolute scariest ever made. Who doesn’t cringe at the thought of the most horrifically disgusting aliens sliming at the mouth and spewing their venom over an unwitting victim? And who doesn’t love the mystery and suspense of life on another planet threatening to destroy the entire human race?
 
This list of the scariest space horror movies of all time is ranked by fans of the genre. What are the scariest movies set in outer space? Vote up the best scary space horror films, including: Aliens, Sphere, Event Horizon, Planet of the Vampires, The Martian Chronicles, Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, The Green Slime, Savage Planet, Contamination, Alien vs. Predator, and Solaris
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    Pandorum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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    The Last Days on Mars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Doom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

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    Jason X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Alien 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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    Apollo 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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    Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    Alien: Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Screamers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

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    Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Alien vs. Predator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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    Forbidden World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

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    Supernova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    Ghosts of Mars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

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    Lifeforce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Req... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth

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    Silent Running is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella

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    Pitch Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Riddick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban

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    Galaxy of Terror is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

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    Star Crystal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Emily Longstreth, Randall England, Robert Allen

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    Icarus XB 1 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Radovan Lukavský, Otto Lackovič, Zdeněk Štěpánek

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    It! The Terror from Beyond Spa... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict

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    The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    The Martian Chronicles

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    Inseminoid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Victoria Tennant, Stephanie Beacham, Judy Geeson

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    Planet of the Vampires is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

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    Critters 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick

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    Contamination is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


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    Leprechaun 4: In Space is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Debbe Dunning, Warwick Davis, Jessica Collins

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    Creature is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger

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    Savage Planet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Sean Patrick Flanery, Roman Podhora, Reagan Pasternak

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    Dracula 3000 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Erika Eleniak, Coolio, Tommy Lister

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    Dark Star is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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    The Green Slime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Horton

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Europa Report is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

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    Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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    Solaris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space


    George Clooney, Viola Davis, Natascha McElhone

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