1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Watch the Skies: The 25 Best Alien Invasion Horror Movies


15. The Faculty (1998)

The Faculty
© Dimension
Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the MTV generation, this slick reinvention pits body-snatching aliens against a group of high schoolers who suspect that something's not quite right about their teachers.

14. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

This ridiculous, fun horror comedy has achieved cult status over the years for its tale of clown aliens who kill humans with a circus flair -- including balloons animals, shadow puppets and cotton candy.

13. The Puppet Masters (1994)

The Puppet Masters
© Hollywood Pictures

Based on the Robert Heinlein book that pre-dated Invasion of the Body Snatchers, this similarly plotted story is given a pulse-pounding interpretation that suffered from being released soon after 1993's Body Snatchers.

12. The Arrival (1996)

The Arrival
© Live Entertainment

Pitch Black writer/director David Twohy delivers X-Files-ish suspense and international intrigue in a smart plot that combines alien invasion with global warming. And Chalie Sheen.

11. Day of the Triffids (1962)

Day of the Triffids
© Pro-Active

More thrilling and serious-minded than the "killer alien plants" plot would imply, <i>Day of the Triffids</i> captures the terror and mayhem of an alien-induced apocalypse.

10. The Hidden (1987)

The Hidden
© New Line
Sly humor propels this little gem about an extraterrestrial criminal that takes over human bodies and goes on an often-deadly joy ride through Los Angeles, experiencing fun fish-out-of-water encounters.

9. Critters (1986)

© New Line
Fast-paced, fun creature feature about spiny Gremlins-inspired alien fugitives landing near a Midwestern farm and eating everything in sight.

8. Slither (2006)

© Universal
This funny, energetic entry is basically Night of the Creeps redux, as space slugs invade people's bodies, turning them into brainless zombie-like slaves.

7. Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the Creeps
© TriStar
Alien slugs invade dead humans' brains, creating an army of zombies that put a cramp in a local sorority's plans for a big formal dance. Classic '80s horror comedy goodness.

6. They Live (1988)

They Live
© Universal
Subversive and darkly humorous, this cult film from John Carpenter portrays a word in which skeletal aliens have integrated themselves into society by impesonating humans, and only specially designed sunglasses can reveal who's who (or what).

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.