"In space, no one can hear you scream." This infamous tagline kicked off the marketing campaign for Alien, arguably the best of all horror movies set in space. Alien's success generated a slew of imitators, some of which got imitators of their own. Despite this trend, Alien didn't invent horror films set in space. That flick was already pulling from a deep well of other movies about astronauts encountering terrible things in the dark void of space.
After all, space is the most inhospitable desert imaginable - a vast and trackless expanse of nothingness that takes years to traverse and in which humans can't survive for more than a few seconds without protection. That alone is pretty scary - throw in a monster or two, and you've got a recipe for big-screen chills. If you've already seen classics like Alien and older mainstays like Forbidden Planet, here are a few other horror movies set in space that will sate your hunger for cosmic terror.