Total Nerd 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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Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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The Last Days on Mars Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai

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Doom Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

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Jason X David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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Alien 3 Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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Apollo 18 Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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Event Horizon Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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Screamers Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

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Alien: Resurrection Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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Forbidden World Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Ghosts of Mars Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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Pitch Black Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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Riddick Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban

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Alien vs. Predator Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth

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Silent Running Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella

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Planet of the Vampires Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

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The Green Slime Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Horton

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Supernova Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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Dark Star Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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Critters 4 Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick

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Inseminoid Victoria Tennant, Stephanie Beacham, Judy Geeson

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Creature Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger

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Galaxy of Terror Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

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Icarus XB 1 Radovan Lukavský, Otto Lackovič, Zdeněk Štěpánek

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict

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Star Crystal Emily Longstreth, Randall England, Robert Allen

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Dracula 3000 Erika Eleniak, Coolio, Tommy Lister

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Leprechaun 4: In Space Debbe Dunning, Warwick Davis, Jessica Collins

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The Martian Chronicles

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Savage Planet Sean Patrick Flanery, Roman Podhora, Reagan Pasternak

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2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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Sunshine Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

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Moon Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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Solaris George Clooney, Viola Davis, Natascha McElhone