7 Horror Sci-Fi Films To Watch Before Alien Covenant

In space, no-one can hear you scream...

Alien Covenant

Between the recent releases of the trailer and the four-minute prologue, there's been a considerable amount of flavour for Alien: Covenant being revealed as of late; and it all looks pretty interesting.

Marking what appears to be a return to its roots, Alien: Covenant is set to see the franchise embrace the claustrophobic horror, terrifying creature design and Freudian imagery that made the original film such a classic, while further expanding the scope of the larger Alien mythology fans were treated to in the polarising Prometheus.

In addition to this, the franchise will finally see the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott, helming his first all out Alien film since the 1979 original.

Alien: Covenant will release in the UK on 19th May 2017, and while that's only two short months away, it may feel considerably more distant than that for die-hard fans of the Alien franchise. If you're looking to whet your appetite for the movie's release however, it may be time to sink your teeth into some other genre favourites from over the years...

7. Under The Skin

Alien Covenant

Jonathan Glazer's 2013 film Under The Skin is a movie that's both unconventional and uncomfortable. The film centres on Scarlett Johansson's character, an alien creature who takes the form of a human, before seducing and killing various man across Scotland.

It sounds very straight forward, but as the title suggests, there's much more going on in the film than you might expect. Glazer's story unfolds in a rather vague manner; cryptic enough to be open to interpretation yet clear enough that the transpiring events are easy to follow and completely engaging.

With a multitude of themes and symbolism to discuss, the movie explores an outsider's perspective of humanity and what exactly it means to be human. There's so much to unpack here that it's an eminently re-watchable movie with a tremendously crafted atmosphere to suck you right back in every time you do so.

While this is isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, if you're a fan of David Lynch or Stanley Kubrick chances are you'll find this an interesting watch.


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