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Watch the Skies: The 25 Best Alien Invasion Horror Movies

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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
© MGM

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)

Critters
© 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)

Slither
© 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).

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