There are plenty of gems among the new releases in sci fi that are on the platform, from the fantasy based to the dystopian, the funny to the frightening, the indie to the most-discussed titles of the culture. There's so much worth watching, including many of the top recent sci fi movies from , , , and , as well as many of the all-time greatest classics, underrated b-movies, family-friendly flicks and stories about worlds of wonder and legend, past and present and future. Just imagine! They all await you in our picks for the hottest new sci fi movies on Netflix!
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Also related is dark fantasy, as this subgenre borrows heavily from the fantasy tradition. Supernatural and alien subgenres are also related to weird tales, as well as cross-genre due to the blended nature of the weird fiction subgenre. The Weird by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer- Featuring tales from Lovecraft and Kafka among their ranks, this collection of short stories truly defines the weird fiction subgenre. The Wyvern Mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu- At first glance, this tale of an orphan girl who is pursued by the handsome sons of her guardian may seem like the stuff of Victorian romance, but a darker, gothic undercurrent runs through the work as this orphan's dream come true becomes her nightmare.
Lovecraft- Not the ancient spellbook referenced in his work, this is instead a collections of short stories and novellas by the master of weird whose stories were so creepy that he inspired a whole new genre. The Ceremonies by T. Klein- Jeremy Friers, an unsuspecting graduate student, and Carol Conklin, a shy library worker, have no idea when they meet that their strange relationship has been engineered to serve a sinister purpose.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson- A team of paranormal researchers spend the summer investigating the supernatural phenomenon surrounding Hill House. As they do, the paranormal activity begins to center around Eleanor Vance, a shy telepath. Members of group fear for her safety, but Eleanor begins to feel more at home among the unearthly forces of the house. The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker- When a disgruntled postal worker discovers a secret magical society, he will stop at nothing to gain its power, even if that means destroying his former partner.
Cipher by Kathe Koja- This Bram Stoker award winner chronicles what happens when starving artists, Nicholas and Nakota, find a strange hole into nothing in their apartment, and the dark things that happen as they experiment with it. Sabella, or The Bloodstone by Tanith Lee- Sabella lives on Novo Mars, a colony of Earth, and knows that even her presence is a danger to the humans in the colony.
That is why, at night, she feeds on the blood of deer, but something is drawing Sabella back to her sinister origins. In short, vampires on Mars; it doesn't get much weirder than that. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson- In a novel that Lovecraft called creative and macabre, Hodgson tells the story of a couple who struggle to reconnect after being reincarnated in a distant future when the sun has gone dark.
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville- An eccentric scientist unwittingly grows giant moth-like creatures that feed on the subconscious in his quest to restore the wings of a friendly garuda. Only he can figure out a way to stop the monsters before all of the citizens of New Crobuzon become insensible. The Best Horror Books.
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Weird tales are exactly that, weird. So, if the strange does not appeal to you, this may not be the genre for you. Also, don't read if you are expecting edge-of-your-seat thrills, this is the genre of the slow burn scare.