25 January, 2008

"The Scariest Settings Ever Created in Sci-fi Movies"


"Welcome to another instalment of Horrorhead, a column where we talk about the intersection of horror and scifi.

Anyone who saw Alien as a kid knows that the smashed-up alien ship where Ripley's crew first finds the alien is one of the scariest places ever. It's basically a haunted house set in space, with its bulging, intestine shape, cobwebby alien skeletons (their ribs burst open), luminescent mists, and the hushed creepiness of that cargo bay full of dormant eggs. Setting is a crucial ingredient in sci-fi horror, and for your spine-tingling pleasure, here are some of the scariest settings ever created for sci-fi film."

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