With the Christmas Day release of the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien-prequel/Prometheus-sequel Alien: Covenant, interest in all things Xenomorph-related is at a fever pitch. But there are plenty of other sci-fi aliens that are so scary, they venture into horror territory. Leave it to the good folks at WatchMojo.com to come up with 2 Top 10 Lists of the scariest examples of aliens on horror movies.
No one wants to make “first contact” with these extraterrestrials! Many of them play on multiple fears; in addition to our innate dread of “The Other” these fiends also feed on anxieties related to clowns, insects, and invasive bodily assaults. Is it any wonder aliens make for such brilliant antagonists?
Did your favorite horror movie alien make the list? What are some other terrifying examples of aliens in horror movies? Sound off in the Comments section!