The latest addition to the Alien franchise Alien: Covenant gets back to its horror origins. In the history of movies featuring extraterrestrials, there haven’t been as many that mix the genre with horror. Here we have 10 Alien movies for you which we find exceptionally good over the years.
A parasitic worm, which hitched a ride on a meteorite, infects people in a small town, turning them all into zombies. Director and writer James Gunn did his magic and mashes a classic monster movie with zombies for this horror film with a comic twist of sorts.
This you must watch, Astronauts is sent on a mission to examine a ship–The Event Horizon–which mysteriously disappeared seven years ago. The crew finds out that the ship went through a black hole and brought something horrifying back with it. The focus of Event Horizon is more on the horror elements rather than alien. It redefines what an alien can be in science-fiction-style movies.
Fred Dekker directed this 1986 horror-comedy classic which is about a parasitic alien that crashes on Earth. It infects humans and turns them into zombies. Yes, you are right it sounds a lot like Slither.
Life is the most recent movie that joins this list of alien horror movies. In the movie group of scientists aboard a space station discovers signs of extraterrestrial life on Mars. They get samples of the organism, but they quickly discover this life form is dangerous and menacing and there is no way they can let it slip to Earth.
Vin Diesel plays Riddick and I am sure we have all seen it before at some stage of life, He is playing an escaped convict who becomes abandoned on a planet with 10 other people after their ship crashes. The survivors find out that the planet is populated by deadly aliens that only come out when it’s dark, and there’s a month-long eclipse about to hit the planet.
Roddy Piper stars as a wanderer looking for work. He finds a pair of sunglasses that show him the real world with aliens all around him, which is filled with hidden propaganda and aliens who secretly live among us.
Predator cannot be categorized by the term horror, but it follows the slasher film trope we’ve seen time and time again. A group of highly trained commandos is on a mission in Central America, and they’re being hunted and killed, one by one, by an alien who is wearing a some sort of cloaking device.
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This is the most oldest movie on the list and it is almost 60 years old, and Don Siegel directed this horror classic. A doctor finds that people in his neighborhood are being replaced by alien duplicates. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers has been remade over the years, most notably in 1978 and 2007.
In Antarctica, a research facility discovers an alien life form that can become anything it touches. It’s so accurate that it’s impossible to tell who is human and who is the alien impersonator. The Thing was directed by the legendary John Carpenter and it is a masterpiece.
Last but not the least, this must be the greatest alien horror film ever, It is the 1979 film, Alien. A spaceship gets a distress call on a moon, and after arriving, the crew of the rescue ship is attacked by a mysterious alien. They find out the life cycle for the being has just begun, and the dangerous aliens start hunting the crew in the most brutal way possible.