The 2000s saw some of the most iconic horror movies in the genre being released, and space horror movies were no exception. From Alien to Event Horizon, the decade saw some truly creepy and terrifying space horror movies. Here are the top 6 space horror movies of the 2000s.
1. Alien (1979)
Ridley Scott’s classic Alien is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror movies of all time. Set in the future aboard a commercial towing spaceship, the crew of the Nostromo are attacked by an alien organism. The tension and horror of the movie have been copied and referenced by many other space horror movies since. Alien is a must-watch for any horror fan.
2. Event Horizon (1997)
Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon is a dark and twisted movie that follows a rescue crew sent to investigate a missing spaceship. The crew discovers the missing ship, the Event Horizon, has been to a place beyond the boundaries of known space and time, and is now home to a terrifying force that threatens to consume them all. It’s an intense and gripping movie with some truly terrifying moments.
3. Pandorum (2009)
Pandorum is a sci-fi horror movie directed by Christian Alvart. It follows two astronauts who wake up on a seemingly abandoned spaceship and discover a creature that is hunting them. The creature is a result of the ship’s experiments in bio-engineering, and the astronauts must now find out how to destroy it before it destroys them. Pandorum is a thrilling and suspenseful movie that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
4. Sunshine (2007)
Sunshine is a psychological sci-fi horror movie directed by Danny Boyle. It follows a crew of astronauts sent to reignite the dying sun. As they get closer to their goal, they start to realize that they are not alone and that something sinister is lurking in the darkness. Sunshine is a visually stunning movie with some truly unsettling moments.
5. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The fourth installment of the Alien franchise, Alien: Resurrection is the sequel to the classic Alien. It follows a group of mercenaries who are hired to transport a group of aliens to a research facility. Things go awry when the aliens escape and start hunting the mercenaries. It’s an exciting movie with some intense action sequences that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
6. Pitch Black (2000)
Pitch Black is a sci-fi horror movie directed by David Twohy. It follows a group of survivors of a spaceship crash who are stuck on a desolate planet. As the planet enters an eclipse, they discover that the planet is home to a breed of monstrous creatures who hunt in the dark. Pitch Black is a thrilling and suspenseful movie that will keep you guessing until the very end.
The 2000s saw some of the best space horror movies ever made. From Alien to Pitch Black, these movies are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. So, if you’re looking for a truly terrifying space horror experience, these are the movies to watch.