Graveyard Shift 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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Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more
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but chickens double d added Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more
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Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster
Pandorum is a German-British 2009 post-apocalyptic science fiction film, with elements of locked room mystery, horror, and survival adventure. The film was directed by Christian Alvart and ...more
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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill
Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann
Alien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director David Fincher. The film is the third installment of the Alien film series. The film takes place ...more
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Zhuey75 added Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more
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Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David
Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous man Richard B. ...more
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Alfred Malobago added Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai
The Last Days on Mars is a 2013 science fiction-horror film directed by Ruairí Robinson with a screenplay by Clive Dawson, based on the short story "The Animators" by Sydney J. ...more
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chrism added Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie
Apollo 18 is a 2011 American-Canadian science fiction horror film written by Brian Miller, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Ron Schmidt. After ...more
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Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman
Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by Joss Whedon. It is the fourth installment in the Alien film series, and ...more
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Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis
Screamers is a 1995 dystopian science fiction film starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, and Jennifer Rubin, and directed by Christian Duguay. The screenplay, written by Dan O'Bannon with a rewrite ...more
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TarickArnold added Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban
Riddick is a 2013 British-American science fiction thriller film, the third installment in the The Chronicles of Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, ...more
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Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban
Doom is a 2005 science fiction action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software. The film follows a group of ...more
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Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth
Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction, horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby, based on Colin Wilson's 1976 novel, The Space Vampires. Featuring Steve ...more
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David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah
Jason X is a 2001 Canadian-American science fiction slasher film directed by Jim Isaac. It is the tenth installment in the Friday the 13th film series. The film made $16,951,798 worldwide ...more
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Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is a 2001 American science fiction action horror film composed, written, and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason ...more
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Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles
Forbidden World, originally titled Mutant, is a 1982 American cult classic science fiction/horror film. The screenplay was written by Tim Curnen, from a screenstory by R.J. Robertson and Jim ...more
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Trioxin245 added Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella
Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally-themed American science fiction film starring Bruce Dern, featuring Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint. It was directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had ...more
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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney
Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as ...more
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Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig
Galaxy of Terror is a 1981 science fiction/horror film produced by Roger Corman and directed by Bruce D. Clark. It stars Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston and Taaffe O'Connell. Produced by ...more
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The Martian Chronicles
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Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger
Creature - Die dunkle Macht der Finsternis ist ein Horrorfilm aus dem Jahr 1985. Regie führte William Malone.
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Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict
It! The Terror from Beyond Space is an independently made 1958 American black and white science fiction film produced by Robert Kent, directed by Edward L. Cahn, and starring Marshall Thompson, ...more
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Erika Eleniak, Coolio, Tommy Lister
Dracula 3000, also titled Dracula 3000: Infinite Darkness, is a television horror movie released in 2004 that brings Bram Stoker's fictional vampire Count Dracula into outer space in the distant ...more
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Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick
Critters 4 is a 1992 science fiction comedy horror film starring Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Angela Bassett and Brad Dourif. It was directed by Rupert Harvey and written by Harvey, Barry ...more