The International Space Station would make the greatest set for a horror movie. This photo set taken by Gerst sneaking around the station late one night is just begging you to write a thrilling short story.

Ok, these suits are a lot less jovial than the previous air guitar musician.

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Previous photographs of the space station at night have made a strong argument for the space station being the most cinematic location for alien first contact, while the current batch of astronauts convinces me they're secretly filming a surrealistic buddy movie. Now I'm adding horror movies and suspenseful thrillers to the list of genres appropriate to film on the station.

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Gerst sneaks up on the hopefully-empty space suits.

Microgravity makes selfies a lot easier to capture, unless this is the not-so-empty suits springing to life to photograph Gerst.

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No empty space suit should have such involved foot posturing.

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Uh-oh, Gerst has been taken over by the suits!

So many switches and dials! Hopefully that one indicating oxygen and water stores doesn't mysteriously start dropping...

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Just about anything could sneak aboard the station in all those featureless sacks.

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Those cables and wires are perfect to trip and entangle.

Everything in green is downright creepy.

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I never thought about astronauts tagging scraps of paper to the wall like I do.

Points of transition are even more likely to have terrifying creatures pop into sight.

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A single astronaut, alone in space...

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All images credit NASA/ESA/Alexander Gerst.

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