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February is the shortest month, and yet this February seemed extra-long somehow. Maybe that’s just how life is now. But March is almost upon us, and it’s bound to be a weird one, because we’re about to enter a full year of dealing with COVID-19. Feel free to distract yourself from all of this with some movies and TV, folks.¬† To help with that, here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2021.

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Life

“In space, no one can hear you scream.”

The often-quoted but terrifyingly true tagline for 1979’s Alien¬†pretty much sums up how scary space is. Space isn’t just vast, it’s also completely hostile to human existence. While our best technology can get us into space, we’ve seen countless films explore what happens when that technology fails. We love to champion films like The Martian or Gravity, which reward viewers with human ingenuity overcoming scientifically improbable odds to survive, but the truth is space kills. A lot.

As Life, the latest film from Daniel Espinosa (Child 44, Safe House), rolls into theaters this weekend, we’re once again reminded that in space, all bets are off. The film’s trailer sets up what’s become a standard formula for space terror: astronauts living on a space station have discovered extraterrestrial life, which in turn discovers them. In this case, we see this alien life form take hold of one screaming scientist’s finger, setting us up for a truly gnarly death.

So, in the spirit of space and its many suffocating terrors, we put together ten of the worst space deaths we could find in film. From Tarkovsky to Corman, there’s something here for everyone.

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