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The Scariest Movies Set in Space  

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What is it about a scary space movie that appeals to so many audiences? What is it about the thought of an alien on the hunt for human lives that makes our adrenaline spike and leaves us begging for more? This list discusses the absolute scariest space movies 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 target? 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, The Martian Chronicles, Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, The Green Slime, and Solaris.

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but chickens double d added Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
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Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster
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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill
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Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David
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Alfred Malobago added Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai
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Zhuey75 added Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
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TarickArnold added Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban
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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann
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Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth
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Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban
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David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah
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Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge
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Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis
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Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman
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chrism added Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie
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Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles
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Trioxin245 added Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella
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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney
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Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig
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Trioxin245 added Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm
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The Martian Chronicles
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Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger
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Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick
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Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov