Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Science Fiction Horror

Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves where each Thursday you have to pick three films to match the week's topic.

And here we go with another Halloween themed week, a pretty easy one because it blends science fiction and horror, probably my favorite kind of horror. After horror comedies. Or horror horrors. Anyway, without further ado, here's my three picks.

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Set in a dystopian future where, once a year, every crime is legal aka you can kill your boss, or rob a bank and nobody can do nothing, this second film of the series follows a group of character whose stories eventually intertwine as they try to survive the purge. My favourite of the series, it has plot twists, delivers good thrills and Frank Grillo is a real badass.

Videodrome (1983)

A cable TV operator discovers a snuff broadcast, and fascinated by the sick and twisted program, he starts investigating to discover where the show comes from and who is behind it. Things will get nasty. This disturbing, twisted Cronenberg film is arguably one of the most revolutionary sci-fi films ever, probably because there's a lot of horrifying stuff going on.

Jason X (2003)

Set in space in the year 2455, a group of students accidentally bring back to life Jason Voorhees and the guy continues his killing spree on the spaceship. This is my least favourite of the three. Actually I hate it, it is an embarrassment both for the horror and sci-fi genre and it's so silly it should on the dictionary under "stupid". But I guess it's so bad it's good. 


  1. The Purge series of films have been ones I have been meaning to see but never got round to it. The only one I have seen, however, from this list if Videodrome, which I do like. However, I went for The Brood instead.

  2. I have not seen any of your picks. The first 2 sound not only scary but nasty. I pass on anything Jason related:)

  3. Oh, I picked Purge too kind of because I went with the first movie because I haven't seen the other yet but I might, especially since now I know Anarchy might be better than the first one.

  4. Jason X on a spaceship? What?? I had not idea that was what it was about! Good call on Videodrome - not seen all of it but I need to!


  6. Videodrome is legitimately one of all-time faves. So inventive, and so tragically poignant. I also love The Purge: Anarchy and Jason X, but for far different reasons. Anarchy is just a visceral piece of cinema, and also poignant. Jason X pokes fun of itself and is just so bad you can't help but love it.

  7. Haven't seen any of them. I do want to see the Purge Anarchy, saw the first one and thought it had interesting premise.