Aliens or extraterrestrial life has always intrigued us. Not because we want to know how their civilization would be like or how flourishing or otherwise their race could be, but because of the fear of the unknown. Fear drives our interest into what aliens could be like – yucky, slimy, weird-looking naked beings or devouring, demolishing giants who have no control or leave none or tiny, minuscule cuties which can cause havoc if instigated and take the course of the movie to another level. More often than not, we end up regretting watching such Alien-horror movies because of the involved unpleasantness or the disgusting gore that is rather glorified in most of these flicks. But they are enjoyable nevertheless due to the adrenaline pumping sequences we love to indulge in.
The entire caveat of alien horror is to explore the possibilities of horrid, unknown civilizations that probably do exist in this universe or which may instil so much fear in our lives that we might never see them in our lives. Here’s a list of top movies which gave us the hair-raising creepers and also piqued our interest and made us wonder as to how good or bad any other unexplored civilization could be for us. Here goes, and be ready for some major spoilers as you read. You can watch some of these best alien horror movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
15. Pitch Black (2000)
The film with a cult following and perhaps the one strictly only for Vin Diesel fans, ‘Pitch Black’ follows the story of “anti-hero” and escapee convict Richard Riddick and his tryst with an unknown alien species on an uncharted planet in the distance future as their ship comes crashing and Riddick is the only hope of the remaining 11 survivors. As the movie progresses, Riddick has to fight a two-front war, with his crew and against the indomitable alien species that inhabit the planet. Though there’s nothing we haven’t seen in many alien movies and zombie-horrors alike, ‘Pitch Black’ promises a lot yet doesn’t deliver up to its word, neither do its sequels or spin-offs.
14. Alien: Resurrection (1997)