The Top 10 Sci-fi/Horror Movies Ever

The Top 10 Sci-fi/Horror Movies Ever

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Horror and Sci-Fi do directly cross paths sometimes and out of that union comes the amazing subgenre of sci-fi/horror. These films often deal with fear and horror in scientific trappings. Here we take a look at the 10 very best of sci-fi/ horror.

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Village of the Damned

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Village of the Damned (1960) - This British classic tells the tale of women who get impregnated by an alien force and give birth to psychic, evil, little blonde kids. The fiery eyes they use to control their victims are cool as hell. The leader of the evil kids, David, is wonderfully creepy, and the climax is really great nail-biting stuff. It’s also one happens to be one of the very best killer kid movies ever made.

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Gojira

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Gojira (1954) - If all you know of Godzilla is the campy movies where he battles various monsters, then you need to do yourself a favor and view this dark and somber masterpiece. In its original Japanese cut, IE lacking the lame Raymond Burr added scenes; the movie is a true representation of the horrors of the nuclear war. The images of death and destruction are bleak and heavy. While, the other entries in the series are not really horror films, this one proudly is. Truly one of the finest giant monster films ever made.

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Alien

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Alien (1979) - Borrowing elements from other sci-fi/ horror flicks, like It! The Terror Beyond Space and Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires, this terrifying movie remains one of the most ripped off and imitated horror movies of all time. None of those movies come close to matching the utter sense of fear in it. It also boasts some of the most impressive set designs the genre has ever seen. A fairly simple tale of a crew slaughtered one by one by malevolent, shape-shifting beast; this one is really set to a higher level due to Ridley Scott’s outstanding direction.

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The Blob

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The Blob (1988) - This superior splatter drenched remake has a town terrorized by a gooey creature that swallows anything or anyone in sight. It features amazing FX and a great cast, including future Saw star the beautiful Shawnee Smith. Combine that with the breakneck pace and you have a perfect companion to genre classics like The Thing and Aliens. Though a box office bomb when it came out, it has since gone on to become one a fan favorite.

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Videodrome

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Videodrome (1983) - David Cronenberg is probably the definitive master at mixing horror and science fiction, as evident by the fact that he has three movies in the top five. This story of sex, violence, and videotape is deeply smart and multi-layered. It was also amazingly ahead of its time. The fact that it only gets better in each and every viewing makes that much more fascinating.

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The Thing

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The Thing (1982) - John Carpenter’s amazing, gory remake remains a claustrophobic and killer movie. It’s pretty damn suspenseful as a group of researchers in Antarctica are terrorized and killed by a creature capable of copying any of them. The blood test scene ranks as one of the scariest moments ever caught on camera. And, the FX, all practical no digital remember, by Rob Bottin are still as jaw-dropping as ever. While, it was a box office bomb at the time, thanks to a sweet little alien named ET, it has since gone on to be considered one of the genre’s true classics.

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The Brood

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The Brood (1979) - Cronenberg’s shocking story of a woman, excellently played by Samantha Eggar, who manifests her anger into killer, mutant children, her “brood”, could only come from him. Despite how over the top the story is, he has a way of making it all seem not only feasible, but thoroughly believable. The performances are excellent and the gore nasty. The scene where we see one of “The Brood” born is utterly stomach churning. The movie also serves as a powerful reminder of the vicious circle of child abuse.

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The Fly

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The Fly (1986) - This amazing remake from Cronenberg is both heart wrenching and utterly stomach churning. Featuring excellent performances from all involved and gruesome Oscar winning make-up by Chris Walas, this story of a man (Jeff Goldblum) slowly becoming a fly-human hybrid remains a powerful, smart, and gruesome beauty and the beast tale.

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Aliens

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Aliens (1986) - Director James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s terrifying tale and added much more to it. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) returns to battle, now with the help of space Marines, hundreds of the acid-bleeding beasts. And, while it cuts down on some of the more outright horror elements, that doesn’t mean it abandons the genre. There are some truly scary nail biting moments here, many revolving around the fear of something happen to little Newt (Carrie Henn), the jaw dropping Oscar winning FX work by Stan Winston (including the amazing Alien Queen), and the fact that it actually ups the gore level of the first one. This perfect movie is the rarest of sequel, one t

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Bad Taste

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Bad Taste (1987) - Peter Jackson’s hilarious and ultra-gory directorial debut is one of the wildest and most over-the-top films you’ll ever see. A mix of horror, comedy, and sci-fi this tells the tale of the Astro Investigation and Defense Service (AIDS), who try and stop a group of aliens who are disguised as humans and are planning to turn Earthlings into fast food burgers. When they reveal themselves we see that they have big head and equally big asses. Still, ranks as one of Jackson’s best works!

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