Horror Robots

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Horror Robots

Several directors have talked about Horror Robots. Here are 13 of our favorites.

Alien (1979)

Alien
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
Rated R

Alien is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979. It follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who are on their way back to Earth when they are diverted to investigate a mysterious distress signal from a distant planet. Upon landing, they discover a derelict alien spacecraft with one survivor, an alien creature that soon begins to hunt them down, one by one. The crew must find a way to survive the alien creature and destroy it, before it destroys them. The film stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, and Yaphet Kotto.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action horror film directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver. Set fifty seven years after the events of the 1979 film Alien, it follows Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines. Upon arrival, they discover that the planet's population has been wiped out by the Aliens and they must battle the creatures in order to survive. The film also features a young girl, Newt, who has been hiding from the Aliens and is rescued by Ripley. Together, they must battle the creatures and the corrupt company that sent them to the planet before they are able to escape.

Ex Machina (2014)

Ex Machina
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alex Garland, starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno
Rated R

Ex Machina is a 2014 psychological science fiction film written and directed by Alex Garland. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. In Ex Machina, Caleb Smith (Gleeson), a coder at a large internet company, wins a contest to spend a week at the private mountain estate of Nathan Bateman (Isaac), his company's brilliant CEO. Nathan has chosen Caleb to be the human component in a Turing Test to evaluate the capabilities and inner workings of Ava (Vikander), a beautiful robot Nathan has created. As the week progresses, Caleb finds himself drawn to Ava while also being suspicious of Nathan's motives. Caleb eventually learns the truth behind Nathan's experiment, and he and Ava team up to escape the estate. In their attempt to gain freedom, they learn of the horrific truth behind Nathan's robotic creations. The film questions what it means to be human while exploring the boundaries of technology and morality.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
Rated PG

Demon Seed (1977)

Demon Seed
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Donald Cammell, starring Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger
Rated Approved

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman
Rated R

Body Snatchers (1993)

Body Snatchers
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Abel Ferrara, starring Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy
Rated R

Hardware (1990)

Hardware
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Richard Stanley, starring Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy
Rated R

The Invasion (2007)

The Invasion
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Hirschbiegel, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond
Rated PG-13

Deadly Friend (1986)

Deadly Friend
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey
Rated R

V/H/S/94 (2021)

V/H/S/94
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Simon Barrett, Steven Kostanski, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Jennifer Reeder, Timo Tjahjanto, starring Anna Hopkins, Christian Potenza, Brian Paul, Tim Campbell
Rated R

Frankenstein's Army (2013)

Frankenstein's Army
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Raaphorst, starring Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Terentyev, Luke Newberry
Rated R

Godsend (2004)

Godsend
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Frank M. Calo, Nick Hamm, starring Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright
Rated PG-13

 



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