Three Alien Horror Movies

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Although I didn’t take much advantage of being able to see movies for free, during the seven months I worked at a movie theater, I’ve spent countless hours surfing Netflix. Some of my favorite genres are suspense, thriller, and horror. One specific type of movie I like is alien horror, so I’ve decided to review my top 3 alien horror movies. The aliens have so much room for interesting design, and means of being scary, these movies can be very diverse. Often times, these movies are set in space, which allows for more suspense to be packed in. The movies I chose to review are; Alien, The Thing, and Europa Report.
I chose these three movies because I think they are much-watches for people who like alien or horror movies. Alien and The Thing are over thirty years old now, but they are still great movies today. Europa Report is a recent movie, but it’s consistently impressive visuals, and unique styling set it apart. To review these movies, I came up with a set of criteria.
Most of the criteria is self-explanatory, but there are two that I feel I should explain. If you’ve ever yelled at a horror movie, because a character decides to go off by themselves and explore that creepy place away from the group, you understand the “because movie” moment. A “because movie”
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What? Not an alien horror, you say? Well, even though the alien doesn’t have a massive impact throughout the movie, I would still quantify this movie as an alien horror. This movie is the most modern of the three, coming out in 2013, and the visuals reflect that. The found-footage style of the movie, consisting of shots from cameras recording the mission for posterity, only adds to the suspense as it was pulled off well. Europa Report did a fantastic job of keeping its characters relatable, and behaving like they should. With only one instance of “because movie” questionable exploration, this movie rounds out to be a solid space

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