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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, Event Horizon, Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, The Green Slime, and Solaris.

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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christian Alvart

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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

Released: 2000

Directed by: David Twohy

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Released: 1986

Directed by: James Cameron

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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Released: 1992

Directed by: David Fincher

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Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

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David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

Released: 2001

Directed by: James Isaac

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Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Released: 1985

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Released: 2013

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Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Christian Duguay

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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, Walter Hill, James Thomas Lee Knight

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Released: 2013

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego

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Released: 1972

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

Released: 1982

Directed by: Allan Holzman

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Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

Released: 1981

Directed by: Bruce D. Clark

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Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict

Released: 1958

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

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Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

Released: 1965

Directed by: Mario Bava

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Darrell Roodt

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Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick

Released: 1992

Directed by: Rupert Harvey

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Released: 1974

Directed by: John Carpenter

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