Lately, we’ve been feeling something strange in the air: moonbeams transmitting faraway messages, AI getting a little bit too smart, and the weather getting a little too weird. Lately, the whole world’s been a bit dystopian—and more frightening than even the strangest horror movies could have foreseen.
In celebration of the filmmakers who sent warnings from the past about the frights of the future, we’re counting down our favorite sci-fi/horror movies. But what exactly counts as sci-fi/horror? There’s been debate about this ever since the birth of both genres, with some scholars even arguing that all horror is sci-fi. We’re not getting too bogged down in the details (are zombie movies technically sci-fi?), so instead, we picked a wide selection of films ranging from post-apocalyptic nightmares to outer space terrors (in no specific order).