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 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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    The Last Days on Mars 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai

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    Doom 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

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    Jason X 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Aliens 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    The Thing 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Supernova 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    Forbidden World 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Michael Bowen, Scott Paulin, Linden Chiles

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    Event Horizon 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    Prometheus 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Ghosts of Mars 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

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    Riddick 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban

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    Alien vs. Predator 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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    Screamers 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

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    Lifeforce 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

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    Silent Running 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella

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    Alien: Resurrection 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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    Alien 3 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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    Galaxy of Terror 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

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    Apollo 18 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Star Crystal 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Emily Longstreth, Randall England, Robert Allen

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    Pitch Black 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Contamination 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space
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    It! The Terror from Beyond Spa... 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict

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    Dark Star 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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    The Martian Chronicles 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    The Martian Chronicles

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    Inseminoid 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Victoria Tennant, Stephanie Beacham, Judy Geeson

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    Planet of the Vampires 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Req... 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth

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    Critters 4 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Martine Beswick

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    Leprechaun 4: In Space 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Debbe Dunning, Warwick Davis, Jessica Collins

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    Creature 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Klaus Kinski, Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger

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    Savage Planet 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Sean Patrick Flanery, Roman Podhora, Reagan Pasternak

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    The Green Slime 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Horton

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    Icarus XB 1 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Radovan Lukavský, Otto Lackovič, Zdeněk Štěpánek

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    Dracula 3000 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Erika Eleniak, Coolio, Tommy Lister

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    Europa Report 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Moon 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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    2001: A Space Odyssey 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Solaris 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

    George Clooney, Viola Davis, Natascha McElhone

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    Solaris 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Space

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    Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet

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    Sunshine 
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    Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

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