From the earliest days of broadcast entertainment, alien invasion stories have captivated audiences. War of the Worlds created a small panic through Orson Welles' radio narration in 1938, then wowed moviegoers on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's 2005 adaptation. But while alien invasion movies are known for their scares and spectacle, it's the little details that make them so great, and fans online have pointed out some incredible examples. If you watch closely in The Thing, you'll see that a subtle tick from Blair is likely what gets him infected. Men in Black is full of fun costuming details, but perhaps the most satisfying of them all is the fact that The Bug's "Edgar Suit" actually decomposes over the course of the movie. Some of these details even have a little comic absurdity. In Independence Day, when David looks for Constance's address in the phone book, he finds that she lives on 123 Heresheis Avenue.
Check out this list of small details fans spotted in alien invasion movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
Blair Infects Himself With His Pencil In 'The Thing'Photo: Universal Pictures
In The Thing, after the ‘autopsy’ of the remains of the thing that attacked the dogs in the kennels, Blair appears to touch the imitation remains with his pencil, he then touches his lips with it, as a scientist he should know not to do this, is this how he got infected?Out of this world detail?
'Men In Black' Aliens Speak Jabba The Hutt's LanguagePhoto: Sony Pictures Releasing
From Redditor u/En_Jay_Ess:
In Men in Black, the language these aliens speak together is ‘Huttese,’ the language Jabba the Hutt speaks in the Star Wars films.Out of this world detail?
The Kids' Playhouse Is Used To Board Up The Windows In 'Signs'Photo: Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/PhireSide:
In Signs, the Hess family uses items around the farm to board up the windows and doors of the house. This can be seen at the end of the stairs as Merrill leaves the basement, where the roof of the children's playhouse is covering up a window.Out of this world detail?
The Bug's "Edgar Suit" Decomposes Over Time In 'Men In Black'Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing
From Redditor u/Forest-Temple:
In Men In Black, the Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.Out of this world detail?