In honor of the space shuttle Endeavour flying over LA today, we’ve been thinking about the best horror movies set in outer space. In terms of quality, nothing can really beat Alien and its sequels/prequels. (Who else is excited about Prometheus coming out on DVD next month?)
Check out the 1979 trailer for Alien:
But who can forget the horror movie franchises that have gone to space simply because they can:
What horror franchise should go to space next? Saw in space? Paranormal Activity in space? Let us know in the comments!
By the way, if you haven’t already, check out our alien and sci fi props.
If you are staying home and getting your scary kicks on the interwebs, check out the links below:
- The Human Centipede 2 is out and receiving some scathing, but highly entertaining reviews. Quote from the Bloody Disgusting review: “The Human Centipede 2 serves as nothing more than a reminder that there is no God, and, if He does exists, then he sent Tom Six as punishment for our misdeeds.”
- MTV Geek is featuring gore-geous art from Roman Dirge’s new book Taxidermied.
- Scare Zone has a great post on common haunt themes with a helpful list of where you can find them.
- Suicide Girls has posted the super hot third chapter of The Killswitch Review. If you like to balance out your steady diet of horror with a little gothic/sci-fi steaminess.
Happy freaky Friday!
For your horror-lovin’ enjoyment in LA this weekend:
When: Friday 9/16, gates: 6:30 pm / movie: 8:00 pm
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower
Price: No reservation necessary, $10 donation tickets available at gate, $10 parking
Info: Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening of Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria below the stars. Amazing, visually stunning ’70s horror film by a true master. Even if you’ve seen it before, there’s nothing like seeing it in a cemetery with friends. No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Learn more…
When: Friday 9/16 & Saturday 9/17 at 8:00 pm
Where: Sacred Fools Theater Company, 660 N. Heliotrope Drive
Price: $25 – buy online
Over at FEARnet, they just posted Teen Wolf producer Jeff Davis’ top 5 werewolf movies of all time. Some of my favorites are missing, like The Company of Wolves. But I really can’t imagine doing a werewolf movie list where American Werewolf in London isn’t at the top. Why? The money shot of the werewolf genre: the transformation scene.
Here are my top 5 werewolf transformations:
5. Trick R Treat
4. Bad Moon
3. The Howling
2. The Company of Wolves
My personal favorite is the bizarre wedding scene (skip to the 4 min mark for the transformation action).
Although this one is amazing, too:
1. American Werewolf in London - nothing beats these FX by Rick Baker and team
What are your favorite werewolf transformations?