10 Scariest Sci-Fi TV Shows Of All Time

9. The Handmaid's Tale

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The problem with watching The Handmaid's Tale is that it sometimes feels like it's a story that's on the verge of becoming quite real. It's a dystopian vision of the world as it could unfortunately quite easily be to some people. This was the case when Margaret Atwood released the book years ago and it's just gotten more true since then.

The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a world where fertility rates have absolutely plummeted. The United States has been torn apart by civil war. In it's place, a fanatical totalitarian regime fueled by the military and divine law has taken over. Women have been fully subjugated, and are treated as less than people.

Again, this is one of those science fiction shows that is scary simply because it hits far too close to home. Many see the story as an effective analogy for the potential reality of today's society, and the direction it could go. It's a different kind of scary than most of the other entries on this list, but scary nonetheless.

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