My favourite films with a monster and in a remote location. Please suggest other films like these... I can't get enough of them
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
“ Quintessential sci-fi horror. Still great, despite being more than 30 years old.
Favourite quote: "Here kitty, kitty, kitty. ” - Sublevel4
An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret. (98 mins.)
“ This time we are at the bottom of the ocean and the special effects aren't quite as good, however a lot of familiar faces and it builds tension nicely.
Favourite quote: "One tiny little hole in a *beep* toe of his suit, man. No bigger than your dick. Yeah, the way the ocean came in, the pressure just crammed his whole body up into his helmet. We just buried his helmet. That would have been you, DeJesus. " ” - Sublevel4
The moon from Alien
has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
“ Following Alien, this is a completely different type of film. Much more action than horror and loads of monsters. Just as good, but different, than the original.
Favourite quote: "What do you mean, "*They* cut the power"? How could they cut the power, man? They're animals!" ” - Sublevel4
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
“ Widely criticised and clearly not as good as the first two, however it has its own merits. Trying to kill an alien without guns proves to be difficult.
Favourite quote: "Don't be afraid, I'm part of the family." ” - Sublevel4
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
“ Arnie vs a Predator in a jungle. Works a little like 10 little indians.. his team is killed one by one until it is time for some muscleflexing by Arnie.
Favourite quote: "Stick around." ” - Sublevel4
A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race. (107 mins.)
“ Skipping the clearly inferior Predator 2 in this list. The franchise came back stronger with a group of bad-asses being left on a hunting planet.
Favourite quote: "Oh, yeah. Totally. Like; 5:00, it's bitch-raping time." ” - Sublevel4
The Terror Within
It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident," a chemical warfare experiment gone awry... (88 mins.)
“ A b-film, it must be said. In fact calling it a b-film is perhaps giving it too much credit. Clearly the FX dept had a very small budget, and the creature looks plastic, but I still enjoyed it. Set in the desert this time, this is Alien all over again. ” - Sublevel4
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace. (105 mins.)
“ Much like Leviathan this is set at the bottom of the ocean. More of the same, but enjoyable enough if you don't expect too much.
Favourite quote: "Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness book of records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record." ” - Sublevel4
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a part-time sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ This list isn't complete without Jaws. Trying to capture a shark ain't easy. Early Spielberg film proved just how good he was (and still is).
Favourite quote: "Well, if we're looking for a shark we're not gonna find him on the land." ” - Sublevel4
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
“ This time we are in Antarctica and the people have to not only kill the creature, but also find out who among them is not what they seem. John Carpenter at his best.
Favourite quote: "Maybe we're at war with Norway?" ” - Sublevel4
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
“ The original Tremors is by far the best. Stuck in a remote desert location, our heroes Val & Earl have to survive against a couple of monsters who move virtually unseen under the ground. Much more of a suspense & comedy than horror. Excellent!
Favourite quote: "Yeah. See, we plan ahead, that way we don't do anything right now. Earl explained it to me." ” - Sublevel4
A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. (106 mins.)
“ On a cruise ship a gang of bad guys come to do some thieving. Instead they find a monster to deal with. Oh yeah... and it has Famke Jansen in it. :-)
Favourite quote: "I once saw a guy put a fish in a bottle. He corked it, sealed it tight, and threw it to a baby octopus. Now the octopus, he felt his way all around that bottle. In less than two minutes, he got the cork off, slid inside, and ate the fish." ” - Sublevel4
150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that's only the beginning... (96 mins.)
“ Based on the excellent Dean Koontz book. Two girls come back to a remote mountain town to find everyone gone. What has happened? Watch the film to find out...
Favourite quote: "Chaos, chaos in the flesh." ” - Sublevel4
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (95 mins.)
“ Although the original blob is good, I am going for the remake as I saw it first and loved it. Another remote town, this time they have to deal with a blob coming from a meteorite.
Favourite quote: "I feel like the one-legged man in an ass kicking contest." ” - Sublevel4
The Thing from Another World
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
“ Granted it is an old film and quite dated, however imho it ticks all the right boxes.
Favourite quote: "Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!" ” - Sublevel4
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ Granted not as good as the John Carpenter masterpiece, but it does have its own merits. Viewed as a separate entity, this is a pretty watchable film.
Favourite Quote: "And the last place you want to be is cooped up with a dozen of Norwegian guys. " ” - Sublevel4
A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend. (91 mins.)
“ 5 Beautiful young people stuck on an island with a pack of vicious dogs.
Favourite Quote: "Give Cujo my best." ” - Sublevel4
When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. (94 mins.)
“ Reminiscent of Tremors, this one is set on a remote Irish Island.
Favourite Quote: "It's the quiet places where all the mad *beep* happens." ” - Sublevel4
Nine Miles Down
A security expert is sent to a remote scientific camp to investigate strange things that are happening. (86 mins.)
“ Stuck in the middle of the Sahara desert. This one shares some similarities with Event Horizon.
Favourite quote: "You're a good man... but there's no point in having thick armour on the outside if you're own worst enemy is within." ” - Sublevel4
In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker. (90 mins.)
Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they... (97 mins.)
(1985 TV Series)
While mapping some wilderness in Alaska, MacGyver discovers an abandoned ship. On it, a Russian stowaway tells him that the crew were all scared off, by Bigfoot! (48 mins.)