Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to demolish every box office record in history this week. The film will undoubtedly see numbers that nothing in our beloved genre will ever be within 1000 miles of. So you know we had to think of some sort of tie-in, right?
While horror films may be small in scale, that doesn’t stop some of biggest names from one of the largest franchises in history from slumming it with us on the Dark Side every once in a while. Here are 10 genre flicks that feature the faces of Star Wars.
John Boyega appears as Moses.
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction action film written and directed by Joe Cornish. The film stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard. Set on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night, the film follows a street gang which have to defend themselves from hostile alien invaders. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2011. Attack the Block is the directorial debut of Cornish.
Harrison Ford appears as Dr. Norman Spencer.
When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it’s all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he’s letting on.
Ahmed Best appears as Crow.
When this year’s round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N’ Glory Jamboree, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road and head to Iowa where they encounter spoiled heiresses Rome & Tina Sheraton and the cast and crew of their “Road Rascals” reality show. Performing “The Bloodiest Show on Earth”, our Southern Maniacs prove more than ratings killers in what John Landis has called “one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original”.
Hayden Christensen appears as Luke.
A mysterious, seemingly global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing they may in fact be the last people on earth, the darkness hones in on them alone.