Monstrous aliens, gore, and more. That’s what sci-fi horror is all about. Here are four remarkable sci-fi horror movies we recommend for your Halloween viewing.
Four Sci-fi Horror Movies to Keep You Up All Night on Halloween
“Alien” is the definitive sci-fi horror movie. The movie uses common horror movie tropes like unknown creatures and shadows in the future and outside earth, where there is no immediate help available. Sigourney Weaver stars as Ripley, the headstrong warrant officer of Nostromo. She goes head to head with a horrifying extraterrestrial, bent on killing her and companions. Ridley Scott’s classic opus manages to send shivers down your spine while making your stomach churn.
“The Thing” is one of the most iconic films that warrant more viewing from millennials. The terrifying classic from John Carpenter follows a group of researchers as they deal with a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that takes on the form of one of their companions. The story takes place in an isolated research center in Antarctica. The movie is basically a guessing game, augmented by the presence of an alien life form and a lot of body horror. It’s gripping, alright – and will inspire you not to take any hikes during the coming winter. Recently, a “The Thing”-inspired board game was released called “Who Goes There?”
This movie is just so shocking and jarring that it leaves a mark on you, decades after you’ve seen it. David Cronenberg’s take on the Kurt Neumann classic is reflective of the obsession over sci-fi horror in the 1980s. Neumann’s film was more like a sad version of the “Honey I Shrunk” franchise or Ant-Man, minus the powers. Cronenberg’s film, on the other hand, was tragic – and beautiful. Watch the film to see Jeff Goldblum portray one of his best roles – ever.
Have you heard of the movie “Cube”? If you haven’t then this is the time to educate yourself. The movie revolves around the claustrophobic experiences of prisoners trapped in cube-shaped rooms. They go around figuring out what lies ahead by going from one cube to another. It’s, chilling, it’s psychological, and it merits more attention that what it’s getting.