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Small Details In Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Fans Noticed

August 19, 2021 5.9k votes 848 voters 120.5k views22 items

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Horror and sci-fi are two genres that always go hand-in-hand. Some very beloved films have blended the two genres beautifully, and now, movie fans are turning to Reddit to expose some sci-fi horror movie details that went over many moviegoers' heads. 

These Easter eggs are hidden just well enough to be hard to find, yet they're still extremely significant. Some may be more shocking than others, but all of them have the capacity to leave even the biggest fans speechless.

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    The Xenomorph Is Hiding In 'Alien'

    From Redditor u/SFritzon:

    As Brett goes to look for the cat in Alien (1979), there's a brief shot of the alien hiding amongst the chains in plain sight - but because no one really knew what the creature looked like, it just appeared as another piece of equipment on the ship.

    Scary-good detail?
  • 2

    Not Worth The Risk In 'A Quiet Place'

    From Redditor u/BulljiveBots:

    In last year’s A Quiet Place, a family must live in silence to avoid monsters with super-sensitive hearing. In this scene, the family is getting supplies from a local market. Notice the shelves on the right are empty, and on the left, they’re full... of noisy potato chips in noisy bags.

    Scary-good detail?
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    That's A Sign Of A Concussion In 'The Cabin in the Woods'

    Photo: Lionsgate

    From Redditor u/Meltingteeth:

    In Cabin in the Woods (2011), after the RV crash and redneck zombie a**-kicking, Dana's pupils are shown to be different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.

    Scary-good detail?
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    Ripley's Grappling Hook Is Visible In 'Aliens'

    From Redditor u/tylersburden:

    In Aliens, you can see the grappling hook that Ripley [fired] at the Xenomorph that got caught under the door in the previous movie.

    Scary-good detail?