Top 8 Sci-Fi Horror Movies to Watch After ‘Nope’

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After watching ‘Nope’, say “yes” to these films.

Sci-Fi Horror Movies – Nope, Jordan Peele’s most successful box office success to date, was released this month. The sci-fi horror movie centres on the Haywards, who run a large ranch and train their horses to act in movies and TV shows. OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer), two siblings, come up with a scheme to keep the family business alive by recording a paranormal event after an accident puts their father unable to work.

Peele shows his love and admiration for the sci-fi horror genre like no one else, and there is a lot to appreciate, drawing inspiration from movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Poltergeist.

Sci-Fi Horror Movies – Here is the List

Cloverfield (2008)

The characters in this found video movie are Rob (Michael Stahl-David) and his friends, who are attending a rooftop party in New York City when they are suddenly stopped by what seems to be an earthquake. They fear and flee the structure in search of safety after seeing an explosion in the distance, only to return later to see the city being destroyed by an unidentified beast.

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When Rob learns that his ex-girlfriend Beth (Odette Annable) is hurt and confined in her apartment, he rallies his friends to help. Cloverfield is a heartbreaking disaster film because the camera cuts between the horrifying events of the previous night and, in parallel, the earlier period when Rob and Beth were happily married.

District 9 (2009)

The inhabitants of a spaceship were kept in a refugee camp in 1980s Johannesburg after it became stuck on Earth in one of the best sci-fi films of the twenty-first century, District 9. Humans permitted the entities that resembled crustaceans to reside in the slums of South Africa rather than starting a battle with them.

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Later in the movie, Wikus Van Der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), who has been hired to remove the aliens and put them in a concentration camp, is followed. When Wikus disregards safety measures and contracts their DNA during the evacuation, things get complicated. Wikus must battle the government that wants to use him as a weapon as he resists his transformation into one of the entities.

‘Splice’ (2009)

Couple of genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) collaborate to produce hybrid beings for use in medical experiments. They successfully make two worm-like creatures by fusing the DNA of various animals, and they successfully mate them. They choose to combine the DNA of an animal and a person instead, against their employers’ cautions, because they want to take their work even further.

A female human-animal hybrid is born as a result of the experiment’s success. Elsa develops a maternal attachment and gives the creature the name Dren after noticing how quickly she grows to resemble a human infant. Elsa and Clive start to regret their choices as they understand that some things in nature cannot be controlled, especially given Dren’s unique powers and her violent (almost hormonal) impulses.

‘The Mist’ (2007)

This Stephen King adaption, known for its infamously depressing climax, is horrifying and tragic. Thomas Jane’s character, David Drayton, is stuck in a grocery shop with his small kid, various townspeople, including Mrs. Carmody, a religious zealot, and store manager Ollie (Toby Jones). The mist has descended on the town of Bridgton, Maine (Marcia Gay Harden).

A unknown entity drags several inhabitants into the mist as they try to flee the store; they never emerge. David must come up with a strategy to escape and get back to his wife and the mother of his child as the remaining people become more irrational and desperate and the creatures from the mist close in.

One of the best sci-fi movies now available to stream on Netflix is this dark and disturbing movie.

‘Dark Skies’ (2013)

The Barrett family, which consists of Lacy (Kerri Russell), Daniel (Josh Hamilton), and their kids Sammy (Kadan Rockett) and Jess (Dakota Goyo), encounters odd incidents in their home. Lacy becomes convinced that her family is in danger when she notices the furniture shifting on its own, alarms going off for no apparent reason, birds swooping into the windows, and the kids going through abrupt episodes of sleepwalking and disorientation.

When markings start to show up on Sammy’s body and child protective services are required to intervene, Lacy is driven to ascertain the precise cause of her son’s harm and put an end to the terrible occurrences. She soon makes a connection between the occurrences and local stories of alien abductions with the aid of extraterrestrial expert Edwin (J.K. Simmons).

‘Signs’ (2002)

Graham Hess (Mel Gibson), a widow and a former priest, and his brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), think that local vandals are playing a practical joke when crop circles appear on their farm. However, it soon becomes clear that they are the consequence of something extraterrestrial as more start to appear in corn fields all across the planet.

Soon Graham, his two kids, and his brother are being attacked on the farm, cut off from the outside world, and unable to fully comprehend what is happening. Graham questions his decision to abandon his faith as he struggles to survive the night, but hope is found in an unanticipated saviour.

‘War of the Worlds’ (2005)

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The divorced Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is reunited with his estranged children, 10-year-old Rachel (Dakota Fanning), and 16-year-old Robbie (Justin Chatwin), just as a mysterious storm sweeps through Brooklyn in this eerie adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 book.

The city is attacked by enormous tripod robots that drop from the sky and slaughter people while Ray tries to mend fences with Rachel and Robbie. A disaster film that has terrified generations and will continue to do so in the future is War of the Worlds.

‘The Fourth Kind’ (2009)

The Fourth Kind, which plays out like a mockumentary, combines broadcast interviews with psychologist Abigail Tyler (Charlotte Milchard) and her patients with reenactments of the events that led to the production of the movie. Abigail, who is portrayed by Milla Jovovich in the reenactments, is shown in interviews with a number of her patients who talk of bizarre hallucinations of animals trying to break into their homes at night.

Abigail must delve into other patient testimonies and look back into her own personal history with loss in order to understand what is happening when one of her patients experiences a vision that ultimately drives them to commit murder.

These are the best Sci-Fi Horror Movies to watch now!

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