The 10 Scariest Alien Movies Ever
Man has looked to the heavens for millenniums wondering, what is out there? Then with the invent of the radio and Hollywood there has been media talk of invading aliens and the destruction they will bring upon earth and unlucky human that crosses their path. Since Orson Wells frightened millions with his tale of alien invasion, people have long been drawn to these stories. Of the hundreds of alien movies shown at drive-ins and movie theaters around the world, most have been forgotten. Some however deserve the attention for their ability to induce nightmares. My criteria? Originality, good movie making and just simply being the scariest aliens movies of all time.
10. Star Trek: First Contact
A rare Star Trek film to use horror conventions, ‘Star Trek: First Contact’ features the crew of the Enterprise going back in time to stop the Borg’s destruction of the timeline. The Borg Collective is one of the scariest villains in the Star Trek universe: a hive mind of technologically enhanced zombies who assimilate every species they come across into their realm, spreading like a virus throughout the galaxy. Captain Picard fights his own horrible memories of having been assimilated himself, as the eerily seductive Borg Queen tries to lure Lt. Commander Data into betraying the crew.
Easily one of M. Night Shyamalan’s best projects. He shows an alien invasion from the perspective of a normal family watching television sets and looking to UFO books for answers. Signs blends the perfect amount of humor and suspense.The film features Mel Gibson playing the part of Graham Hess, a former Episcopalian priest and family man who has lost his faith in God. Shyamalan is able to create an atmosphere and keeps the tension levels high. Outstanding.