Top 10 Sci-fi Horror Films
“Best Of” List by Robert Ring, John Dubrawa, 10.02.2009
It is perhaps natural that all of the writers for The Sci-Fi Block also happen to be huge fans of the horror genre. Both genres offer a wealth of dynamic visuals, bold storytelling, and uninhibited imagination, so it only makes sense that combining them leads to amazing things. The sci-fi/horror subgenre provides what may be the most fertile platform for movie-making possible. Whether they’re man-eating extra-terrestrials or horrendous creations of science, the subjects of these movies alone are often worth the time and money spent to watch them. Throw in a good story, and you have a genuine package of seat-glue. For this Halloween, here are the ten best as determined by us, guaranteed to provide a great night (and equally great nightmares).
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Don Siegel‘s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is THE ultimate paranoia film. This movie follows an outbreak of human body possessions as they progress from a handful of suspicious events to widespread zombification. It happens when an alien plant form begins replicating the residents of a small town and killing the originals. What results are pure automatons in the guise of everyday townspeople, guided by a mission to propagate their species until the entire planet has been overtaken and converted from humanity. We follow Dr. Miles Bennell through this nightmare as he attempts to escape a town in which literally anyone might be the enemy. When filmed by a cinematographer with the ability to evoke paranoia from practically any location, a story like this is basically guaranteed to become a classic.