Critics’ Choice Awards: What are the Best Sci-Fi and Horror Movies of 2012?


2013 Critics Choice Awards

So far we’ve looked at the Best Action Movies of 2012 and now we come to a new category I will be nominating at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards, Best Horror/Sci-Fi film.

This is the one category where I wonder how many more I could have seen, especially in the horror genre. A lot of the better sci-fi film are handled by the major studios or at least given a lot of attention throughout the year, but horror is a more specialized genre in a lot of ways and some of the good ones fly under the mainstream radar. That said, I have created a list of 21 horror and sci-fi films that I saw throughout the year and invite you to help me to discuss, which are the best.

Unlike the Comedy and Action categories, there is no vote for Best Actor or Actress, so I have listed my current top five below and am open to arguments as to why any of the other films listed, or perhaps a film I don’t have listed, are better.

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

  1. Safety Not Guaranteed
  2. Prometheus
  3. Looper
  4. V/H/S
  5. Sinister

Now check out the list below and if you believe I’ve missed any let me know and let me know what your favorites are.

My Sci-Fi/Horror Contenders

  • The Apparition
  • The Bay
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Devil Inside
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Innkeepers
  • John Carter
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Lockout
  • Looper
  • Men in Black III
  • Paranormal Activity 4
  • Piranha 3DD
  • Prometheus
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Silent House
  • Sinister
  • Total Recall
  • V/H/S
  • The Woman in Black

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