Dir. Daniel Espinosa
Some have posited that trends in horror movies are tied directly to the dominant subconscious fears of society as a whole. Though zombies have been popular for the last several years, suggesting a societal fear of mindless mobs endlessly consuming those still able to think for themselves, the extraterrestrial horror movie is currently making a comeback, and Life is leading the charge. Set on the International Space Station, Life tells the story of a crew discovering definitive proof of alien life on Mars only to have that life form quickly begin attacking and ravaging the crew. In a quest for survival in tight spaces, Life packs in a ton of suspense and terror and walks proudly in the footsteps of alien horror classics like The Thing and The Blob.