“Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
After Amazon Prime’s deluge of sci-fi camp and classics in May, it’s following up with some overlooked gems in June. This month, settle in for a few sci-fi movies you may have missed, plus one great ongoing fantasy series.
What could be more romantic than the apocalypse? This sci-fi romantic comedy road trip movie is as tonally inconsistent as it sounds, but it’s still as charming a take on Armageddon as you’re likely to find.
Before M. Night Shyamalan became something of a punchline, he used a handheld camera to make one of the scariest alien invasion scenes ever.
Michael Shannon’s intense performance alone makes this story of apocalyptic visions worth watching. Rather than typical end-of-the-world bombast, Take Shelter is soaked in dread and human drama.
An American Werewolf in London’s sharp blend of humor and gory horror still feels fresh 40 years later, thanks in no small part to special effects genius Rick Baker at the top of his game.
It may sound like a historical drama, but this out-there alternate history series about Celts resisting a Roman invasion leans hard into campy, sword-and-sorcery fantasy. If you’re looking for a sillier Game of Thrones replacement, look no further.