10 Best Sci-Fi Horror Movies -- A Different Approach
by Susweta Bose | Mon, 06 Sep 2021 04:41:48 GMT
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When you think about movies based on science fiction, films like Star Trek and A Space Odyssey come to your mind immediately. The science fiction genre is a very interesting category to understand, not all including outer space concepts. Many films are based on alien invasion, a crazy scientist experimenting, and so on. The two genres, science fiction, and horror have blended perfectly, delivering the best scary and chilling movies, which shows that sometimes we survive both natural and technological horrors.


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I don't have to tell you that Alien-based concept movies are revolutionary from a special-effects standpoint or a concept standpoint. All I can say is that this movie offered us so much and made us realize that so much could be done on film, and it did it so successfully that it still affects us today just as they did earlier.

The movie Alien is about the crew of the ship names Nostromo who are awoken from hypersleep to investigate a distress signal on a planet. When they got to the Planet, a very strange and unknown entity attaches to one of the crew members; and later gives birth to a gigantic alien creature that begins to eat them all one by one.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm in lead roles, the movie was a hit when it was first released. They did a great job in the film.


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Annihilation is directed by Alex Garland, the man who made Ex Machina. This movie stars Natalie Portman, Jeniffer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodgriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscars Issac. 

Natalie acts as a biologist who signs up an expedition to go into an unknown area known as a shimmer. An amazing-looking translucent barrier that shows up in the middle of nowhere. Scientists are trying to figure out what is there and what they want.

This movie will give you different ideas at different times. The more you watch, the more perspective you will decipher from the film. This film encourages discourse to the audience. Movies like Annihilation will surely attract movie nerds and open a different category to talk about the movie.

Terminator: Genisys Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, JK Simmons. In this movie, the terminator is sent back in 1984 to destroy Sarah, but this time, Arnold starred an older version of the TA 100. It is protecting Sarah Conner, who is changed, and she is not the old Sarah anymore. A big corporation is about to launch an app called Genisys that connects everyone's electronic devices, killing everyone after detecting the threat.

From the beginning, the previous two movies pioneered incredible animatronics and CGI effects and are still timeless classics to this day. Genesis tries to explain certain things in the first two films while also adding a lot to them.

Under the skin

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Under the skin is directed by Jonathan Glazer and stars Scarlett Johansson. According to the critics' synopsis, the movie is about an alien seductress who is searching for a mate on earth. This surrealistic nature of filmmaking is what is going to keep you on edge.

This brilliant-looking film, the score by Micah Levi, is one of the best of the year says it's so breezy and best in various ways.

This movie does not use a narrative or imagery concept which supposed to make you understand. And just through the themes that are woven throughout the movie.

A Quiet Place

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Krasinski proves himself to be a more than capable director maximizing the suspense. He does that by choosing what he focuses on when he reveals things to the audience. And when he reveals them to the characters affects the suspense level. Starcast includes John Krasinski himself, Emily Blunt, Milicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe. These terrific actors play a family trapped in a world that's been overrun by unknown horrible creatures. These creatures are easily susceptible to sound, with the slightest noise drawing them in. You will surely spend almost 95 intense minutes watching this family struggle to stay completely silent. It is a nerve-shredding thriller tense from the opening scene to the very end. 


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Life is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars a humongous cast of very talented people. Life in 1993, the great philosopher Dr. Ian Malcom once said, "Life, uh...finds a way". Daniel took this quote to his heart and made this movie about a relentless alien being just trying to chive what any life form world does.

 The movie was about some astronauts who discover life on Mars. Life takes a lot of inspiration from the Alien as well. But at the same time, there's a different approach to the formula here where alien is more of a science fiction horror film. It is also almost a non-fiction horror film, a more realistic look at what would happen if we found a biological life-form and things did not go well.


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Underwater is directed by William Eubank and stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassell, Jessica Henwick, Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright. The plot follows a crew of aquatic researchers dealing with their station is starting to implode. At first, they thought it might have been an earthquake, but soon enough, they realize that something more sinister is at play out in the water.

A plot like this will surely get you every time you watch. It is by no means a masterpiece, and the director has a vision from the movie's opening shot descending deep down into the caverns of depths of the oceans.


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Cloverfield was the first of the trilogy of these interestingly connected films, which the first several years seem to like only be connected by name. It is a well-done film with a film footage-style film. It attracts you and pushes you into the story, and makes you feel like you are there.

The movie is directed by Matt Reeves, who is most well known for his work on the Planet of the Apes movies. Starring Micheal Stoll David, who portrays Robert Hawkins, the main character, and Hudson Platt, the cameraman in the story. The setting of this movie takes place in New York City in the year 2008. The plot consists of a giant monster attacking the city and a group of people trying to save their friend trapped in an apartment.

The Platform


The Platform is set in the not too distant future where we meet two characters who have entered what we know as The Pit. The Pit is a tower-style prison-like experiment where each level holds a number, placing them on the ranking. The lower you are in the rank, the less power and privilege you hold. The Platform is about a platform of food that descends from the first level down to the bottom, allowing the ones at the top first dibs.

The movie has a minimalist feel, but the main complications come when we meet the characters along the way. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia and starring Ivan Massaugue, Zorion Eguileor, Alexandra Masangkay, Antonia San Juan is a must-watch film.

Bird Box


In this movie, a woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through the post-apocalyptic setting. The movie does a lot shifting back and forth between what is going on presently and what went in the past. But ultimately, Bird Box has pretty solid performances, especially Sandra Bullock, who did an excellent job in this movie. She brought out the realistic point of view of the movie, which can mind-boggle you at times.

The director here is Susanne Bier, who brought a lot of potential to the movie. The story was adapted from the novel written by Josh Malerman, which was well-conceived and conceptualized for a perfect seat edge sci-fi horror thriller.


This article will keep you in constant excitement, and you don't want to miss all these movies. So what are you favorite science fiction horror movie? Do let us know in the comment section!