There’s nothing quite like a shocking
death to truly up the ante of a sci-fi film.
Whether it’s a relatively family
friendly blockbuster that has eschewed explicit gore until this pivotal moment
or a gory sci-fi horror hybrid which intends to set up its stakes in the most
brutally clear manner imaginable, a sci-fi movie can seriously up its tension
by pulling off an unexpected death scene.
Few viewers going to see Ridley
Scott’s classic Alien in 1979 expected that the film’s biggest star John Hurt
would be dead meat within the first hour of the film, nor how gruesome his unexpected
demise would be. Meanwhile, anyone watching 2017’s Life probably didn’t expect
Well, that one is a little more
recent, so let’s avoid adding any extra spoilers to an article that is already listing
From the otherwise demure genre
films which threw in one shockingly explicit demise to the grittiest entries that
sci-fi has to offer, here’s our rundown of the most unexpected and brutal
deaths that sci-fi genre has ever pulled off. You didn't see these coming!