Six Pix: Sci-Fi Horrors

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

This time we highlight scary Sci-Fi films.

Classic horror movies

Included are: Galaxy Of Terror (1981); Astro-Zombies (1968); Alien (1979); Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman (1958); Not Of This Earth (1957); and The Thing (1982).

What choices! I absolutely love all of these posters! From the colorful freak-out of Astro-Zombies to the menacing simplicity of Alien (not to mention the chilling tag line), each one is a winner in my book. But if pressed to choose a favorite I’d have to choose Galaxy Of Terror. There’s no way the film could ever live up to the lurid scene depicted on the one-sheet but damn if it doesn’t make me want to watch the film to find out—and isn’t that what a movie poster is supposed to do?

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)

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  • wayne

    How could it not be “…50ft. Woman” if youre a guy (well, Ok then…just me ;) It reminds me of what they said about cars in the 50′s: Round and firm; packed just right! Am thinking could even remember what part of the car they were referring to, but its more fun not to

  • wayne

    Before theres even another comment, I have to do a correction to my response! Sorry, but meant to say it was cigarettes, not cars that the “Round and Firm, Packed Just Right” slogan sensu-alluded to…L.S.M.F.T was a possible contending brand for that ad campaign or Old Gold, but mea culpa all the same and thanks for the space, as usual :)

  • david mills

    I go for Attack of the 50 foot Woman, the picture tells the story. I know it got my attention. Thumbs up

  • ANH

    Classy. Eerie. Leads one to consider the possibilities…

  • Movie Fan

    “Alien” was the poster that gave me chills, but “Galaxy of Terror” piqued my curiosity…What’s up with that worm thing? Some questions should NEVER be answered!

  • Aaron

    “Alien” was the best film of the bunch,followed by “The Thing” . “Not Of This Earth” wasn’t bad either,when I finally saw it on the triple feature DVD.

  • William Donovan

    attack of the 50 foot woman . was good movie , with alison hayes .and i seen both not of this earth verison ,and i have galaxy of terror . its one of corman’s best . of that time , but my favorite is attack of the 50 foot woman . because i love alison hayes . in horror movies .and didnt care for remake of attack of 50 foot woman. it was too silly . the origianl is the best , with alison hayes

  • William Donovan

    I attack of 50 foot woman and the thing not of this earth alien and the astro-zombies and galaxy of terror

  • Bruce Reber

    I’ve seen only two of these films, “Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman” and “Alien”, and I hafta go with the latter, if only because of that ominous tag line – “In space no one can hear you scream!”. I’ve seen the original “The Thing” (1951) but not the 1982 remake, but as with any rehashing of a classic film, I’m assuming that it’s not that good, despite being from director John Carpenter (the original “Halloween” and “Escape From New York”). A few suggestions for future Six Pix – Elvis Presley, directors William Castle and Roger Corman, James Bond (the ones starring Sean Connery, IMO the best), Rock N’Roll, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Cult and/or B-movies.