30 Best Sci Fi Horror Movies of All Time

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Best Sci Fi Horror Movies

Every genre brings something different to the table, but sci-fi horrors will always intrigue people around for bringing the spotlight on to the much needed scary element. Down the years many films have horrified yet attracted viewers from all over the globe. We will countdown to a compiled list of top 30 best sci fi horror movies of all time:


30. The Purge (2013)

The Purge 2013 Sci-Fi Horror Movie

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This movie surrounds a not too distant future, the government has established a yearly 12-hour period in which all crime is legalized.

It is a very intriguing flick with a pretty fascinating concept, yet does have some underwhelming execution as the story primarily focuses on a single family going through this horrifying event.


29. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 Horror Movie

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An odd concept for a film, as some Aliens bring human beings back from the dead into zombies and vampires, in order to stop humanity from building a bomb that is powered by the sun. It’s definitely a very interesting film to view though.


28. Pitch Black (2000)

Pitch Black 2000 Movie

A space transport vessel and its crew are left stranded on a planet where there are dangerous monsters who only come out during the night to feast on their prey.

The situation seemed hopeless until the crew finds Riddick, played by Vin Diesel, to be their last hope of survival. A very intense horror Sci-fi with certain action set pieces thrown here and there.


27. Life Force (1985)

Life Force (1985)

A group of vampires, from space, who arrive in London and start infecting the local population and transform them into zombies.

The concept alone should peak your interest, but it is supported by the over the top horrific elements that are seen.


26. Predator (1987)

Predator 1987 Sci Fi Movie

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A team of commandos are on a rescue mission in the South American Jungle, where a helicopter crashed. However, the team finds itself under attack by a strange extra-terrestrial creature that started hunting them down and murdering them one by one.

Starring a pretty bad-ass cast of characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, it includes a lot of action that is complimented by a very vigorous atmosphere.


25. The Blob (1988)

The Blob (1988)

An alien jelly-like creature that keeps on growing as it consumes everything in its path. An extremely horrific experience as the mere presence of this faceless creature, that seems to have no weakness, eats everyone and everything in its way.

It’s definitely one of the most scary sci fi movies from the 80s.


24. Bad Taste (1987)

Bad Taste (1987)

Directed by Peter Jackson, the filmmaker who also directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy, the entire population of a small village is eradicated and replaced by literally big-headed aliens who search for human flesh for their intergalactic fast food chain.

Very goofy in terms of looks but does tend to give a vibe as something dark and sinister.


23. Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the creeps 1986

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Due to an alien experiment, these alien brain parasites are created that try to turn their hosts into mindless zombies and spread the infection further.

Very basic in concept but executed well in terms of expressing the horrors of the situation.


22. They Live (1988)

They live 1988 Movie

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A construction worker comes across a pair of sunglasses that, in a manner of speaking, help him see the truth in the world.

What is the truth? Well that is something that I feel like you should watch the film to find out as it leads to very horrific events and even some mild satire of the world as we know it even now.


21. eXistenZ (1999)

eXistenZ (1999)

A game designer, who is targeted by a group of assassins, is forced to test her virtual reality game to observe whether the game is damaged or not.


20. From Beyond (1986)

From Beyond (1986)

Some scientists develop the resonator, which is a device that can help humans witness essentially what is beyond their visible reality.

However, things take a turn for the worst as they are attacked by these unknown life forms after the experiment succeeds. You can have a lot of entertainment from a story like this and it does pull its punches when it comes to the scares.