“Is Alien a horror movie?” is a current discourse on Film Twitter and fuck I am so glad that I can come here to avoid that


Alien is a horror movie, obviously, this is a wildly stupid question to ask. Some blue check said it can’t be a horror movie because it’s “set in space” which is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard

@Thomas Yeah I thought like this in college and walked into Event Horizon expecting a hard sci-fi epic (also I hate horror)

@brownpau me watching the Event Horizon murder orgy: “ah yes, not horror at all. Nothing horror happening here”

@Thomas @brownpau I was just about to say let me intro these idiots to a trashfire gem called Event Horizon

@Thomas did they provide a list of settings that are an acceptable place for a horror film

@Pixley no just that putting the movie in space makes it sci-fi and I guess there’s no such thing as sci-fi horror

@radicalrobit sorry but scary space things are sci-fi and there’s no such thing as sci-fi horror because space is inherently frightening

@Thomas @radicalrobit there is such a thing as sci-fi horror and it is any sci-fi set in space. Wall-e? Sci-fi horror. The new family Robison show? Sci-fi horror. Looney tunes episode with the Martian? You guessed it, Sci-fi horror

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