5 Must-Watch Sci-Fi Horrors for True Enjoyers of the Genre, Ranked
Are you tired of typical supernatural horrors? Do you seek spicier sci-fi movies? Either way, these five projects will leave you trembling with fear but ultimately satisfied.
5. Possessor (2020)
In a world where it’s possible to control other humans’ bodies with hi-tech devices, assassins turn hit jobs into the most horrifying art imaginable — especially since they can only leave borrowed bodies by killing their hosts. The concept itself sounds disturbing but the execution is way, way scarier. If you’re a fan of body horrors and sci-fi, Possessor is the top pick for you.
4. Annihilation (2018)
As an unexplainable otherworldly phenomenon tries to spread and consume our planet, a group of explorers venture into its depths and find the answers. For its breathtaking visual effects and captivating mystery, Annihilation quickly earned the status of a cult classic despite being a relatively new movie, and Natalie Portman gave a stellar performance. Haunting and dreadful, Annihilation is a must-watch.
3. Nope (2022)
Nope, we didn’t just give up on searching for #3 on this list — it’s the name of a movie… or, rather, the movie. For all the true connoisseurs, Nope is a great addition to their collection as this film perfectly balances out its sci-fi and horror aspects and throws some quality jokes into the mix. Its unique concepts and ideas are definitely worth exploring not once, but at least twice to truly appreciate them.
2. Alien (1979)
No sci-fi horror list can ever be complete without the ultimate classic that created, redefined, or reinvented this entire genre depending on who you ask. Ridley Scott’s original Alien movie made us earthlings really scared of what might lurk in outer space, and since 1979, this idea has been making people feel uneasy. Even if you’ve already watched it, it’s always worth your time — even when it’s your 10th.
1. The Thing (1982)
Yet another cult classic from before such simple titles were all used, The Thing builds on the ideas of Alien and takes them to the next level while staying more grounded. In fact, this time, a mysterious alien haunts a hidden Antarctic base and terrifies one’s imagination by hiding in someone’s body. The atmosphere of absolute dread when no one can even trust themselves is worth every second spent on The Thing.