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13 scary sci-fi movies to watch this Halloween


Halloween is almost here. Celebrate with these scary sci-fi movies available to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Max.


SPLICE Adrien Brody stars in this 2009 sci-fi thriller about a pair of genetic engineers who create a stunning-but-terrifying creature that's part human and part... something else.

UNFRIENDED Released in 2014, Unfriended revolutionized the horror genre by setting the entire movie within the bounds of a computer screen.

KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE This 1988 cult classic gained popularity as a VHS tape.


OVERLORD Produced by J.J. Abrams, this 2018 Nazi zombie thriller isn't part of the director's Cloverfield universe, but it's a fun movie nonetheless.

HELLRAISER — Both the 1987 original and its 1988 sequel are streaming now on Hul. They make an excellent double feature.

SPECIES —A group of scientists and military agents track down a beautiful alien-human hybrid determined to find a mate.


COHERENCEThis underrated 2013 thriller focuses on a group of friends at a dinner party who start acting weird after a comet passes by the earth.

PHANTASM This bizarre horror classic features a villain called "The Tall Man," zombies, aliens, and more.

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS The story has been adapted multiple times, but the 1978 version is an undeniable classic.

BAD TASTE Peter Jackson's low-budget alien thriller is a site to behold.


SCANNERS — David Cronenberg's 1981 classic will blow your mind. Literally.

ALIEN The Alien franchise has had its ups and downs, but 1979's Alien will always be a classic.

Invisible Man — The 2020 reimagining of this early horror classic took the original story and gave it a high-tech update.

BONUS! RE-ANIMATOR ON TUBI — It's worth downloading this underrated streaming service just to watch Stuart Gordon's pulpy '80s classic.

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