are some endings so unforgettably righteous that they never lose an ounce of
their effectiveness when subject to repeat viewings. Whether
it’s destroying the Death Star or finally outsmarting the slithering xenomorphs
(or just straight up annihilating their queen mum with firepower, shout out to
James Cameron) sci fi cinema is filled to the brim with denouements positively
designed to leave you thumping the air with satisfaction.
then there are the endings on this list.
Yes, whilst we may not be strangers to a good list of spooky sci fis and disturbing
entries into the genre having recently recounted the 10 Scariest Sci Fi Films Ever,
at least the likes of Event Horizon and Alien 3 can boast some relatively
uplifting—or at least not relentlessly downbeat—conclusions to their otherwise
edgy stories. These films aren’t quite so kind.
After putting you through
torment throughout their runtimes, these sci-fi flicks decide at the climax to
double down and go for the jugular, offering up the genre's most cruel and
twisted endings. Not for the faint of heart, here are the twelve disturbing
sci-fi endings guaranteed to haunt you.