Top 20 Fantasy Horror Movies

Fantasy and horror are the most popular movie genres. But it is even more interesting to watch fantastic horror films. The mystical events that take place in such paintings are often associated with ghosts, aliens, mutants, or inexplicable phenomena. The plot develops dynamically and the characters have almost no time to search for answers.

I Am Legend (2007)

One of the best horror films about the post-apocalypse starring Will Smith. His hero, a military medic, was the only survivor in New York when, after an outbreak of an unknown disease, most of the planet’s population died, and the rest turned into bloodthirsty creatures. At night, he defends his house, and during the day he tries to find a cure for a terrible disease.

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Original title:
I Am Legend

Cast:
Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Haze (2007)

The list of the best horror films in the genre of science fiction includes the painting by F. Darabont, based on the novel by S. King “Fog”. A small town is covered with a strange fog, in which something supernatural lurks. Several shoppers are trapped in a local supermarket, and monsters lurking in the fog begin to hunt for them.

Original title:
The Mist

Cast:
Thomas Jane, Marsha Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
18+

Resident Evil (2002-2016)

The film franchise about the mass infection of people with a virus that turns them into zombies is an adaptation of the Capcom computer game of the same name. In a huge underground laboratory of the Umbrella corporation, a virus breaks free, turning people into zombies. To remedy the situation, a group of military men is sent down. They are joined by two secret agents.

Original title:
Resident Evil

Starring :
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabias

Country:
Germany, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+

28 days later (2002)

The top horror films about the apocalypse include a picture by Danny Boyle about a pandemic of a highly contagious virus. The contagion breaks free after an attack by “green” activists on a monkey research center. It took only 4 weeks for the disease to take over all of England. Uninfected people hide in an abandoned building, trying to escape the monsters.

Original title:
28 Days Later…

Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Cube (1997)

This fantastic horror film was shot on a minimal budget. Despite this, he received favorable reviews from viewers and film critics, was recognized as a cult. Several people wake up in a strange room with hatches. Each of them leads to a similar room, differing only in color. Some of them have deadly traps. Together, the prisoners try to find a way out of the labyrinth.

Original title:
Cube

Cast:
Nicole de Boer, Nikki Guadagni, David Hewlett

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Pandorum (2009)

The film by Christian Alvart successfully combines such genres of cinema as horror and fantasy. In a spaceship, two astronauts wake up from hypersleep. All the equipment is out of order, and they themselves suffer from amnesia. They need to quickly regain control of the ship and escape from strange creatures with knife-like claws that have captured the ship.

Original title:
Pandorum

Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet

Country:
Germany, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
18+

28 weeks later (2007)

The plot of this interesting sci-fi horror movie continues the events of 28 Days Later. Six months after the end of the world and the start of the infection, people are starting to return to the virus-free part of London. But there are still infected people in the quarantine zone, as well as carriers of the disease who do not have external signs of infection.

Original title:
28 Weeks Later

Cast:
Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner

Country:
United Kingdom, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
18+

World War Z (2013)

The fantastic action movie by M. Forster starring Brad Pitt is one of the best horror films about the apocalypse. Of all the zombie films, it is the highest-budget in terms of filming cost and box office. An unknown virus is engulfing the planet at lightning speed. One of the UN employees, Jerry Lane, is trying to find an antidote.

Original title:
World War Z

Starring :
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Sterling Jerins, Moritz Bleibtreu

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+

Monstro (2008)

A fantasy thriller is a pseudo-documentary film shot on an amateur camera. A huge monster attacks New York and devours people. The army has cordoned off Manhattan, but is unable to deal with the monster. And somewhere not far from Central Park, the girl of the protagonist got into trouble.

Original title:
Cloverfield

Cast:
Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, TJ Miller

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski’s new sci-fi horror film rightfully ranks among the best. It has received numerous nominations and awards at prestigious film festivals. Events unfold in the near future, when humanity is almost exterminated by bloodthirsty monsters guided by sound. A family of farmers is trying to survive in this nightmarish world. But if you have kids, it’s not easy.

Original title:
A Quiet Place

Cast:
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Milly Simmonds

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

Annihilation (2017)

This sci-fi horror movie received rave reviews from film critics, although some consider it too difficult for the mainstream audience. A group of scientists goes to the anomalous zone formed after a meteorite fell to Earth. This unusual place strangely changes everything around and destroys people.

Original Title :
Annihilation

Cast:
Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong ,
Sonoya Mizuno
Country
: UK
, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
18+

Dreamcatcher (2003)

One of the best horror films about aliens in the fantasy genre is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Four friends saved a strange boy from bullying as a child. Daddis rewarded his saviors with an unusual gift of telepathic communication, which the guys carried through their whole lives. Now supernatural abilities come in handy when an alien from outer space attacked the Earth.

Original title:
Dreamcatcher

Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16+

Warriors of Light (2009)

In a dystopian sci-fi film, people on the planet have been struck by a virus that turns them into vampires. As a result of the pandemic, humanity was on the verge of extinction. But the vampires are threatened with starvation. After all, there are no more than 5% of people left on Earth. A group of scientists is looking for a way to fight the disease in order to save humanity.

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Original title:
Daybreakers

Cast:
Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Lucas, Sam Neil

Country:
Australia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

Terrible Will of the Gods (2014)

Extravagant Japanese sci-fi horror doesn’t have sinister videotapes, ghosts, or long-haired girls. Evil teenagers carry traditional national dolls depicting gods. They look very peaceful and charming, but playing with them is deadly. The deities offer to play a game in which the prize is life. Moreover, dolls do not accept refusals.

Original Title :
Kamisama no iu tôri

Cast:
Sota Fukushi, Mio Yuki, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Country:
Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
18+

Live (2017)

The sci-fi horror film takes place aboard the ISS. Astronauts examine rock samples from Mars and discover a living creature that has fallen into suspended animation due to lack of oxygen. In the process of development, the alien shows extraordinary intelligence and strength. Soon he breaks out of the research chamber to find food for himself and get to Earth, where he has everything he needs.

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Original title:
Life

Cast:
Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+

Overlord (2018)

In the horror film by J. Avery, events unfold during the Second World War. A group of American soldiers find themselves behind Nazi lines. Their task is to destroy the radio tower and liberate the village. But they have to confront not only the military, but also the monsters that were created as a result of inhuman experiments on prisoners.

Original title:
Overlord

Cast:
Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
18+

Burn, burn bright (2019)

Last year’s novelty is a sci-fi horror film about a small alien found by a married couple inside a UFO. At first, Brandon, as the child’s adoptive parents called him, grows up smart and obedient. But in adolescence, his character changes dramatically. The guy has unusual, frightening abilities.

Original title:
Brightburn

Cast:
Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
16+

Predator (2018)

The fantastic horror film by S. Black is a continuation of the famous series about aliens who have declared a hunt for people. A former military man finds signs of the presence of an aggressive alien race on Earth, but almost no one believes him. His son has an unusual ability for languages ​​and is able to communicate with Predators. The boy becomes a key figure in the fight against them.

Original title:
The Predator

Cast:
Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
18+

Battle for Earth (2019)

In R. Wyatt’s horror film, aliens invade the Earth. They establish their rule and destroy people. Some earthlings have adapted and live peacefully with the invaders. Others went underground and started fighting. Patrol robots of aliens day and night prowling in search of rebels. The heroes have only 24 hours left to overthrow the aliens.

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Original title:
Captive State

Starring :
John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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