15 Most Disturbing Sci-Fi Movies

Sci-Fi and terror are perfect companions, offering fable and spectacle in one twisted package.

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Sci-fi and fear go hand in hand. Often dealing with the unknown both within ourselves and in the vast darkness of the universe, sci-fi can inspire dread on a cosmic scale. The diversity of the genre makes for a massively varied menu of fear which, from a cinema seat, allows us to delve into realms of despair that can destroy humanity on a mass or individual scale.

Some of the earliest examples of sci-fi predate film. Instances of embryonic science-fiction from the Georgian and Victorian periods, such as Frankenstein or The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, naturally mix gothic horror with science to create their otherworldly terrors. These monsters from literature have given us some of our most enduring movie monsters.

This warped marriage of science and horror continues to develop in the world of celluloid nightmares. As technology has advanced, so have the frights. Scientific horrors are responsible for some of history’s darkest hours, cinema responded to that. Sci-fi became both commentary and warning, giving us some of cinema’s most disturbing moments.

Here are fifteen of the most disturbing sci-fi movies on offer...

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