I’ve always considered sci-fi to be the sister genre of horror, as both are deeply rooted in fear of the unknown. When a filmmaker combines the most dreadful aspects of sci-fi with the hardcore thrills of horror, the results are often staggering!
Our friends at WatchMojo recently released a video list celebrating the best of the best in the realm of sci-fi/horror movies. They focus on films with a futuristic or technological element that rattle us to the core. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Did your favorite sci-fi/horror movie make the list? What are some other sci-fi/horror movies that deserve a shout out? Let’s discuss!
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If you can’t stream, the Top 10 best sci-fi/horror movies are listed below the video, along with trailers and synopses. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: A list of science fiction and horror genres coming together to make some of the greatest films ever made. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Sci-Fi Horror movies! But what will take the top spot on our list? The Thing, The Fly, or Alien? Watch to find out!
28 Days Later (2002, Directed by Danny Boyle)
Official Synopsis: A group of misguided animal rights activists free a caged chimp infected with the “Rage” virus from a medical research lab. When London bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma a month after, he finds his city all but deserted. On the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage, Jim stumbles upon a group of survivors, including Selena (Naomie Harris) and cab driver Frank (Brendan Gleeson), and joins them on a perilous journey to what he hopes will be safety.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Directed by Dan Trachtenberg)
Official Synopsis: After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard’s controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
I Am Legend (2007, Directed by Francis Lawrence) [Featured Image]
Official Synopsis: Robert Neville (Will Smith), a brilliant scientist, is a survivor of a man-made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. He wanders alone through New York City, calling out for other possible survivors, and works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood. Neville knows he is badly outnumbered and the odds are against him, and all the while, the infected wait for him to make a mistake that will deliver Neville into their hands.
Frankenstein (1931, Directed by James Whale)
Official Synopsis: This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.
Sunshine (2007, Directed by Danny Boyle)
Official Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, Earth’s dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revive the star. However, an accident, a grave mistake and a distress beacon from a long-lost spaceship throw the crew and its desperate mission into a tailspin.
Re-Animator (1985, Directed by Stuart Gordon)
Official Synopsis: A medical student (Jeffrey Combs) brings his headless professor back from the dead with a special serum.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Directed by Don Siegel)
Official Synopsis: In Santa Mira, California, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is baffled when all his patients come to him with the same complaint: their loved ones seem to have been replaced by emotionless impostors. Despite others’ dismissive denials, Dr. Bennell, his former girlfriend Becky (Dana Wynter) and his friend Jack (King Donovan) soon discover that the patients’ suspicions are true: an alien species of human duplicates, grown from plant-like pods, is taking over the small town.
The Fly (1986, Directed by David Cronenberg)
Official Synopsis: When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.
The Thing (1982, Directed by John Carpenter)
Official Synopsis: In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
Alien (1979, Directed by Ridley Scott)
Official Synopsis: In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.
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