Future Horror Movies

Thursday, July 28 by Jason Cuthbert

Future horror movies are scary films blended with the science fiction genre that take place in innovative settings or utilize advantaged technology. With these futuristic horror films the audience gets to see creatures and situations they have never seen before—and get scared at the same time. Watch these five horror movies from the future and you will have started off having seen the best.

  1. "Alien" This is the mother —and father—of all futuristic horror films. With its release in 1979, two years after "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", audiences were given an alien species that wasn't interested in getting to know Earthlings or saving princesses—this breed wanted blood. Sigourney Weaver made her initial performance as Ripley the gun-wielding space explorer, a role that she went on to play three more times.
  2. "28 Days Later…" Before winning the Best Director Academy Award for "Slumdog Millionaire" and directing the Best Picture Academy Award nominated film "127 Hours", Danny Boyle directed this futuristic horror extravaganza. This tale takes place in the United Kingdom after an incurable disease has turned nearly everyone into zombies. Strong acting, extreme dilemmas, and visually stunning cinematography unite to make this a movie with a sophisticated style seldom seen in the horror genre.
  3. "Resident Evil" This futuristic horror movie stars Milla Jovovich from "The Fifth Element" and Michelle Rodriguez from "Avatar." The story revolves around a   specialized unit of the military dealing with a laboratory accident that has caused hundreds of scientists to turn into mutants with an appetite for flesh. To make matters worse, this team must also shut down a supercomputer that has taken control of the facility where the accident occurred.
  4. "Daybreakers" The futuristic year that this horror film takes place in is 2019, and a disastrous disease has reconfigured practically the entire human population into vampires. With less humans there is obviously less of a blood supply for these vampires to feast upon. This all-important struggle for blood also makes survival for the remaining humans even that much more difficult.
  5. "Event Horizon" Paul W.S. Anderson, who also directed "Resident Evil" and "AVP: Alien vs. Predator", was also at the helm of this action-packed futuristic horror film as well. Laurence Fishburne stars as Captain Miller, the leader of a rescue crew that is investigating a missing spaceship that has returned with a serious problem onboard. The film is named after this long lost spacecraft called "Event Horizon".

-Jason Cuthbert

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