MovieFilter: Medieval Civilization vs. Aliens From Outer Space
May 20, 2011 7:48 AM Subscribe
Help me find movies that pit a medieval civilization against scary aliens from outer space.
posted by mysterpigg to media & arts (21 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
For the past few weeks, my wife and I have been enjoying Game of Thrones. Last night, we watched the first two Alien movies. This morning, I woke up to a dream where Daenerys' dragon eggs hatched...and facehuggers emerged.
This led to an epic battle of swords, arrows, spears, armies on horseback, and, of course, aliens. Obviously, I woke up before a winner was decided, but the concept has stuck with me. I would like to watch some movies that combine the elements of a medieval human civilization with the body horror of an alien race similar to that found in the Alien series.
Any guns, lasers, motorized vehicles, etc, should only exist if brought by the aliens, but really, I think the fact that the aliens in the Alien series didn't need any of these to be horrific is part of what makes them so scary, as opposed to the Predator series, where the technology of the alien species is more of a focus. Regardless, I don't want the day to be saved by a steampunk scientist, but rather swords, arrows, catapults, burning oil, etc.
I'd prefer the alien or aliens be True Aliens From Outer Space, not simply demons that emerged from a cave or hell or something. Though I recognize that a less advanced race of people may see them as such.
I'd prefer the movie take its concept seriously, as the source material for this question does. That is not to say I wouldn't mind recommendations for comedy (unintentional or otherwise), but it's not really what I am looking for.
Bonus points if the movie is available on Netflix Instant, though this is by no means a requirement.