Old Alien Movies That Will Scare You

Wednesday, March 23 by Raina Lorring

We won’t judge you if you hide behind a pillow while watching these old alien movies that will scare you. Part science fiction and part horror movie these classics will have you wanting to leave the lights on. All of these films were released before the 90's and they are all about creepy things from another world.

  1. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978). A group of people discovers that humans are being abducted and replaced by emotionless clones. The movie stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum.
  2. “Alien” (1979). This old alien movie that will scare you will have u locking the doors. In the film a mining ship goes to investigate an SOS and the crew discovers strange creatures. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt.
  3. “The War of the Worlds” (1953). This is an adaptation of H. G. Wells story about a Martian invasion that was broadcasted over the radio. The film stars Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne.
  4. “The Thing from Another World” (1951). Scientist and Air Force officials have to fend off a blood-thirsty alien in this movie. The film stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan and Robert Cornthwaite.
  5. “They Live” (1988). In this old alien movie that will scare you, a drifter finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the aliens that are taking over the Earth. The movie stars Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster.
  6. “The Thing” (1982). Outer space visitors meet the horrific chill of the Antarctic in this old alien movie that will scare you. The alien is a shape-shifter that changes its appearance so it can kill off a team of scientist. The movie stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David.
  7. “Five Million Years to Earth” (1967). The movie was originally titled “Quatermass and the Pit.” An ancient Martian spaceship is dug up in London and is found to have psychic effects on people. The film stars James Donald, Andrew Keir and Barbara Shelley.
  8.  “Invaders from Mars” (1953). In this old alien movie that will scare you, a young boy learns that aliens are taking over peoples’ minds. The movie stars Helena Carter, Arthur Franz and Jimmy Hunt.
  9. “It Came from Outer Space” (1953). An alien spaceship crashes in the Arizona desert, leaving only a school teacher and a stargazer to alert the world, as the local townspeople begin to act out of the ordinary. The movie stars Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush and Charles Drake.
  10. “From Beyond” (1986). This movie is based off of the story by H. P. Lovecraft in which a scientist creates a door to another world. The movie stars Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Ted Sorel.