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25 Best Cosmic Horror Movies You Can Watch Today

Cosmic horror movies confront the vast terror of the unknown within a vastly lonely and dark universe. These cosmic horror movies belong to a specific sub-genre of horror called cosmic horror, exploring primal fears of the unknown. It pushes past familiar storylines into the territory of all things weird and far-out-there. Let’s take a look at some of the best cosmic horror movies that you can watch today.
 

An Introduction to Cosmic Horror Movies

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Cosmic horror movies, sometimes referred to as Lovecraftian horror movies, belong to a subgenre of horror that deals with the terror factor of the unknown and the unknowable. While traditional horror tends to focus on visceral and ambient scares like the paranormal and monsters, cosmic horror falls more into the psychological aspect of horror. It plays into people’s most profound and darkest fears, whether real or imagined.
For example, there must be a reason why most of us fear the deep, dark water of the ocean or the silent space of an unlighted room after a blackout. Cosmic horror is also the best medium for visualizing existential fear. Existential fear deals with the deep dread everyone feels towards the inevitability of death and the lack of knowledge about the afterlife. A good cosmic story could play on any of these fears, placing characters in creatively unusual situations that are unlikely to happen in real life.
Aside from being intensely psychological matter, cosmic horror should also delve into the intellectual and philosophical. The otherworldly characteristic of its subjects draws your attention to the larger questions in life. The latter might include questions about reality, the purpose of existence, and humanity’s place in the endless darkness we call the universe.
Naturally, some movies will try to blend in elements from other non-cosmic sub-genres in the horror field. Most include elements from sub-genres like the paranormal, monsters, vampires, gore, and what-have-you. However, within the context of cosmic horror, creators often warp these elements to fit into a more otherworldly setting. All of the different elements collide into a single cosmic conclusion.

 

25 Best Cosmic Horror Movies You Can Watch Today

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The cosmic horror universe is vast in scope. Stories take place anywhere from the blood-freezing vacuum of outer space to the sinister maw of the deep, dark sea. With essentially limitless possibilities, there was never really a shortage of source material for the genre. The only real shortage in this genre has to do with production values. It often relates to limited budgets and inadequate technology for adapting cosmic ideas to the big screen.
 
In fact, a handful of movies have come out over the past few decades. Inspiration for the genre is predominated mainly by the works of the genre’s forefather, H.P. Lovecraft. But even then, the genre does not start and end with his work.
 
As the realm of the “unknown” on which cosmic horror dwells is full of possibilities, so too are the movie prospects for the genre. There is no dread too cold or cruel. Nor any cosmic catastrophe too shocking to behold, at least when it comes to cosmic horror.
 
Another important question would be where you can watch these movies online. The majority of premium streaming services should have most, if not all, of the titles on our list. However, if you prefer not to spend on these services, you can always turn to the free route — choose from the best free movie streaming sites and Putlocker alternatives.

 

1. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

The Dunwich Horror is one of the best cosmic horror movies and a very loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s story of the same name. The story takes place in the rundown fictional town of Dunwich, Massachusetts. It follows the strange occurrences inside the household of the Whitely family in light of a rescue attempt of a student held there.
 
Dr. Henry Armitage, the occult expert, is approached by Wilbur Whitely, a recluse. Wilbur requests to borrow the Necronomicon, a book of spells, from Dr. Armitage. After the doctor refuses the request, the young man goes on to kidnap Nancy Wagner, a student at the university, for nefarious purposes. With the help of Nancy’s friends, the doctor must rescue the young girl and uncover the dark secrets of the family.
 
If you are a long-time fan of Lovecraftian mythology or even the occult, or simply want to give these two sub-genres a chance, then The Dunwich Horror may be a good place to start.

 

2. Alien (1979)

Alien is a 1979 science fiction film and one of the best cosmic horror movies produced by 20th Century Fox. The story follows the seven-man crew of the space tug Nostromo, who encounter a highly aggressive and deadly alien life form while investigating a distress signal from a derelict ship on the moon. The crew quickly find themselves in a deathly battle with the eponymous alien, who tries to pick them off one by one.
 
Though initially met with mixed reviews, the movie would go on to become a box-office success. It went on to gain international recognition, earning multiple accolades from film academies. The movie would be the first of a massively successful franchise, with three sequels released in the 80s and three prequels released in recent years.
 
The Library of Congress would include the film in the list of movies to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry. The film’s enduring popularity throughout the years has assigned it a unique cultural and historical significance in the world of cinema. If you love movies set in space, then Alien is a must-see.

 

3. The Beyond (1981)

The Beyond is a 1981 Italian gothic supernatural film and the second installment to the Gates of Hell trilogy after the Center of the Living Dead.
 
The plot follows a young woman named Liza Merrill, who has just inherited a hotel named the Seven Doors Hotel. Unbeknownst to Liza, Room 36 of the hotel contains a painting that happens to be one of the seven gates of hell. If opened, the gate will bring about the destruction of the world and the death of all humankind.
 
Soon after Liza arrives at the hotel, unseen forces begin to attack workers and people at the hotel, turning them into zombies. Liza ignores a warning from a blind woman on the street. Soon enough, she and her friends find themselves face to face with the evils in the hotel.
 
The movie uses jarring imagery with narrative obscurity that leaves the audience wondering which is real and which is not. But perhaps the most remarkable component of the movie is its use of the “bullet-in-foot” trope. This trope operates with the idea that human stupidity essentially leads to their destruction.

 

4. The Thing (1982)

The Thing is a 1982 science fiction film and one of the best cosmic horror movies distributed by Universal Pictures. The 1938 novel entitled “Who Goes There?” is the basis for the movie. The film received mostly negative reviews upon its release, but most would eventually look upon it as a cult classic.
 
The plot focuses on a research team in Antarctica who get entangled in the awakening of a shapeshifting alien creature they call “The Thing.” The team located the abandoned spaceship of the creature, and they deduced that the ship landed on Earth approximately 100,000 years prior. Additionally, they come to the conclusion that the creature can assimilate and then imitate any living creature.
 
The creature’s ability to shapeshift makes it challenging to determine which of them has been assimilated at any point. As such, it breeds paranoia and mistrust among the crew. The team must fight for their survival against the creature and prevent it from escaping and assimilating into the human population.

 

5. Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser is a 1987 British-made cosmic horror movie. The film would be one of the first films to combine otherworldly elements with graphic violence and torture. The film has also been cited as the first to add a serious tone to horror movies. This is in an era where most movies had a comedic tone.
 
The plot revolves around an otherworldly puzzle box that summons strange-looking creatures called Cenobites. The Cenobites seek and grant sadomasochistic pleasure to beings that seek them out.
 
In the beginning, a man named Frank Cotton is attempting to solve a puzzle that he bought on the promise of sadomasochistic pleasure. Once Frank solves the puzzle, hooked chains emerge and begin to tear him apart. Sometime later, Frank’s brother Larry moves into the house with his wife, Julia, and daughter, Kristy.
 
The deceased Frank is soon resurrected as a skinless zombie and begins to feed on people with the help of Julia, who is still in love with him. Kristy stumbles upon their activities and accidentally summons the Cenobites.

 

6. In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

In the Mouth of Madness is a 1995 American supernatural horror film and one of the best cosmic horror movies. The film explores the idea of insanity in a world where the lines between fiction and reality start to blur. The film was primarily inspired by the themes of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. In fact, the title itself is a play on the famous novelist’s book, At the Mountains of Madness.
 
The plot focuses on John Trent, an insurance investigator hired to locate the missing writer Sutter Cane. Cane disappeared after writing his latest novel, “Horror in Hobb’s End.” The strange thing about the case is that Cane’s novels reportedly cause readers’ paranoia, disorientation, and memory loss.
 
John finds clues in the covers of Cane’s books and searches for Cane in a small town accompanied by Cane’s editor Linda Styles. Upon arrival at the town, the pair begin to encounter people and landmarks that appear to be manifestations of fictional characters and landmarks in Cane’s book. The pair soon finds themselves face to face with the missing writer, who reveals a much darker truth to their reality.

 

7. Necronomicon (1994)

Necronomicon is a 1993 French anthology horror film and one of the best cosmic horror movies. The movie has four different sections: “The Library,” “The Drowned,” “The Cold,” and “Cool Air.” The film follows the framework of a “story within a story,” with The Library serving as the overarching plot.

Other than The Library, all three stories are based on the works of HP Lovecraft. The Drowned is very similar to “The Rats in the Walls,” and The Cold is based on the short story, “Cool Air.” Meanwhile, the last story, called “Whispers,” has similarities with the novel “The Whisperer in Darkness.”

The Library has a fictionalized version of H.P. Lovecraft. The story has the author enter a monastery to gain access to the Necronomicon, a textbook of magic. Lovecraft steals a key from the library to access a hidden room containing the Necronomicon (book of magic).

Lovecraft finds the book and reads its contents, which comprise the three other stories in the anthology. The story eventually reverts back to the original setting, with the final scenes stitching the narrative together.

 

8. Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film and one of the best cosmic horror movies. Although the movie had solid actors and an equally compelling plot, it ultimately became a box office failure. This was due to poor production value caused by a rushed post-production process. Nevertheless, the film managed to gain a cult following over the years. In fact, many fans of the movie consider it as the unofficial prequel to Warhammer 40,000.
 
The story follows the crew of a rescue vessel called Lewis and Clark as they try to explore the remnants of the starship Event Horizon. Event Horizon is a starship that had disappeared seven years prior. The ship later reappeared near the orbit of Neptune.
 
The starship turns out to be a testbed for an experimental gravity drive, which has the potential to alter space and time. The gravity drives accidentally activates, resulting in a portal that damages the spaceship. With the crew forced to stay on board the starship, strange things begin to happen, pointing to the existence of an alternate dimension.

9. Uzumaki (2000)

The Japanese manga-based horror film Uzumaki, which is Japanese for “spiral,” is another one of the best cosmic horror movies. The movie tells the story of a small town that slowly becomes obsessed with spirals with vortex patterns. The movie makes use of creepy, David-Lynch-inspired atmospherics and explicitly disturbing imagery. These elements help to build the picture of a to build into the horror of a town slowly descending into madness.
 
The story is framed through the eyes of Kirie Goshima, who becomes a witness to her boyfriend Shuichi’s father’s strange obsession with spirals. The father’s obsession worsens, turning into full-blown madness, prompting him to commit suicide. It doesn’t take long before the entire town is taken in with the same obsession and slow descent into madness.
 
While not as scary as “The Eye” or “Ring,” and not as gory as “The Untold Story,” Uzumaki still manages to be a lot more disturbing and psychologically scarring than all three. While a few parts of the film are oddly placed, the entirety of the film is a fitting adaptation of the original manga.

10. Pulse (2006)

Pulse is a 2006 American remake of the highly successful Japanese horror film, Kairo, released in 2001. The story explores the connection between modern technology and the spirit world after a computer virus unlocks a portal that connects the two realms.
 
The story starts with a high school hacker Josh, who enters a dark library. Josh intends to meet his friend and fellow hacker, Douglas Ziegler. But before the two can meet, a humanoid spirit attacks Josh, and days later, he commits suicide while being visited by his girlfriend, Mattie.
 
Mattie and her friends then begin to receive emails from the account of the late Josh. However, the group ignores the messages, believing it to be a result of a computer virus. The friends then visit Douglas Zeigler, who explains that he has unleashed a virus that accidentally unlocked a portal in the underworld. With a potential cure to the virus, the friends try to stop the spread of its spread.

 

11. The Mist (2007)

If you want a movie with a direct Lovecraftian influence, then The Mist might make for a great watch. The movie is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King, a contemporary of H.P. Lovecraft. The plot focuses on a town’s attack by otherwordly creatures in the aftermath of a thunderstorm.
 
Set in Bridgton, Maine, David Drayton and his family are taking shelter in the basement after a thunderstorm. Once the storm has passed, David and his neighbor Brent decide to head to town to purchase some supplies.
 
While inside the store, the pair observe the beginnings of chaos outside. A terrified civilian warns them of the dangers that come with the incoming mist. Soon, large creatures attack the store, killing some of the town’s inhabitants. 
 
David leads a small group of survivors out of the supermarket, but the group is forced to retreat after another attack. The team encounters a soldier from a nearby airbase, who reveals that the government has been conducting experiments that may have opened up an alternate dimension.

 

12. Cthulhu (2007)

Lovecraft’s famous novel The Shadow Over Innsmouth is the inspiration for this 2007 film by Dan Gildark. The film combines psychological darkness with a dash of existential dread, featuring the first openly queer character in an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation. The film generally received positive reviews, with critics citing its ambitious and highly original plotline.

A young history professor named Russ returns to his childhood home to execute his late mother’s estate. Russ meets his childhood friend Mike and his father, who is the leader of a new-age cult. Soon, Russ begins to get strange dreams from his past and wakes up with a cudgel in his bedroom. A young man turns up dead, and Russ uncovers the cult’s secrets.

 

13. Pandorum (2009)

If you like space-themed movies mixed with some psychological horror elements, then we highly recommend Pandorum. The movie combines Lovecraftian elements like monsters and psychological phenomena with survival adventure elements. Upon release, the movie was a box-office flop, but it generally received positive reviews among horror fans.
 
Following the destruction of the Earth due to overpopulation, humanity sends 60,000 people on an interstellar ark called Elysium. The ship is on a 123-year journey to a distant, Earth-like planet, where the humans hope to resettle. The majority of passengers are in hypersleep, with only the crew waking up at two-year intervals.
 
A few members of the crew awaken ahead of time. They quickly discover that the ship has been experiencing power surges due to an unstable nuclear reactor. Even worse, some parts of the ship appear to be inhabited by cannibalistic humanoids who feed off humans. But things are not what they seem, and the crew must find a way to stop the evil as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

 

14. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow is a retro-themed science-fiction horror film that debuted in Canada in 2010. The film explores a selection of cosmic horror concepts, including psychic abilities, occultism, psychedelic drugs, transcendence, and so on. The movie was praised by critics mainly for its surrealist visual style and synth scoring.
 
The movie takes place in the Arboria Institute, a new-age research facility. The facility’s objective is to find the connection between science and spirituality and is led by Dr. Barry Nyle, who acts as its director. It’s soon revealed that Dr. Nyle has been keeping a young girl named Elena captive in a hospital under the facility. Elena has psychic powers, and Nyle controls her powers using a prismatic crystal. The hospital’s history, and Elena’s parentage soon become clear as the young girl tries to escape.

 

16. Cabin in the Woods (2010)

Cabin in the Woods is a horror-comedy film and one of the best comedy-themed cosmic horror movies. The movie is meant to be a satirical take on classic horror film tropes, with many looking upon its as one of the sharpest horror satire movies of the modern day. The movie features tons of violence and gore, with some sexual and comedic themes.
 
In “Cabin in the Woods,” a group of college students heads out in an RV to a remote cabin in the woods. Unbeknownst to the group, their every move is being monitored by a group of scientists, who are also manipulating the teens into certain behaviors. The group soon uncovers a hidden room in the cabin containing bizarre objects. Each object appears to summon a different type of monster.
 
The group tries to escape the cabin but is stopped by the scientists, leading to a few deaths. The survivors are soon captured, and they finally uncover the truth about the “ritual” and the cosmic entity that threatens to destroy the world.

 

15. Absentia (2011)

Absentia is an independent horror film and one of the simpler plots among cosmic horror movies. The film was written, edited, and directed by Mike Flanagan, the proponent behind the hugely successful Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. As an independent film, the majority of the movie’s special effects were funded via crowdfunding efforts. It received mostly positive reviews for its brave, non-formulaic approach to the “missing persons” trope.
 
The story revolves around Tricia, a young woman who struggles to move on from the disappearance of her husband Daniel seven years ago. Some time afterward, Tricia’s sister, Callie, begins to see the apparition of a man under the bridge. She recognizes the man as another man who had been reported missing years before.
 
One day, Daniel himself appears at Tricia’s door, all bloodied and emaciated. David is sent to the hospital but is soon pulled back into the bridge by the supernatural force, with Callie as a witness. The sisters then uncover a pattern of disappearances and find themselves at odds with the supernatural creature.

 

20. Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien series. The movie would be the first of three prequel movies, with events that take place prior to the plot of the 1979 movie. The film would receive generally positive reviews, receiving praise for designs and production values.
 
Following the discovery of a star map found in ancient cities, the spaceship Prometheus is on the way to exploring a remote planet. The planet is presumed to be the location of the ‘Engineers.” who are forerunners of mankind. The expedition is funded by billionaire Peter Weyland, who is accompanied by his Android assistant, David.
 
The group arrives at the unexplored planet and explores a large, artificial structure therein. The crew finds strange objects, including cylinders with black liquid, a monolithic statue of an alien, and a decapitated head of an alien on the ship.
 
A storm prevents the group from returning to their ship, temporarily stranding them in the structure. They soon discover an Engineer in a hypersleep state and malevolent, squid-like creatures that may have killed the other Engineers.

 

17. We Are Still Here (2015)

We Are Still Here is a horror movie written and directed by Ted Geoghegan and produced by Snowfort Pictures. The movie offers a refreshingly unique take on the classic haunted house trope. It has well-portrayed characters and practical special effects, allowing for a truly twisted dark atmosphere.
 
The story follows husband and wife Anne and Paul Sacchetti, who decide to move to England after losing their son in a car crash. Shortly after moving into their new house, the couple begins to experience strange phenomena. Anne claims to sense the ghostly presence of their late son.
 
Meanwhile, neighbors start to drop by the house uninvited, seemingly pointing to the idea that ghosts haunt the house. The couple then enlists the help of their friends, but a series of deaths lead to the revelation of the sinister truth about the house and the role that the inhabitants placed in the disappearances.

 

18. The Void (2016)

The Void is a monster horror movie, and it was based largely on other Lovecraftian cult classics like The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987). The movie has a lot of Lovecraftian elements, with horrifying cosmic beings and mutated corpses combined with themes of a siege and survival in confinement.

The story begins when officer Daniel Carter delivers an accident victim to an understaffed hospital in the middle of the night. The victim tells the officer that a cult had chased him and killed his companions. Soon, a group of hooded figures surrounds the hospital, trapping the inhabitants therein. A portal within the hospital begins to produce strange creatures, as the trapped inhabitants try to survive.

The movie had a limited budget, with the majority of the special effects funded through crowdfunding. Even then, it still managed to garner generally positive reviews from critics. Many critics point to its original storyline and visceral quality, reminiscent of 1980s horror films like From Beyond (1986) and Hellraiser (1987).

 

19. It (2017)

It is a high-budget coming-of-age supernatural horror film. It’s also the first in what would be a two-movie adaptation based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The movie explores childhood grief and trauma themes, individual phobias, and cosmic evil.
 
In the year 1988, in Derry, Maine, a little boy named Georgie mysteriously goes missing after setting off with a paper boat that his brother, Bill, made for him. A few months later, and at the start of the summer, Bill and his group of friends called The Losers’ Club set out to try to find Georgie. The group searches for Georgie in the sewers when one of them is taken.
 
The group soon takes on new members, including misfits Beverly, Mike, and Ben. Together, the children soon uncover a pattern of disappearances within the town, dating back hundreds of years. Meanwhile, the group members begin to experience terrifying manifestations caused by the same entity, which they call “It.”
 
The group deduces that the creature feeds on children, and it does so at intervals of 27 years. They deduce that the creature avoids detection by moving about in the town’s underground tunnels. They find that the tunnels lead to a stone wall underneath an abandoned house.
The group then decides to confront the creature at the abandoned house, but the creature separates and terrorizes them. The creature soon kidnaps Beverly, prompting the group to return to save her.
The movie became a critical and commercial success, garnering multiple awards and earning a total of 700 million dollars worldwide. It’s also easily one of the better interpretations of Stephen King’s work, with critics praising the storyline’s faithfulness to the source material.

21. Alien Covenant (2018)

If you enjoy modern-day space alien scares, then Alien: Covenant is for you. The movie is a sequel to the 2012 Prometheus and the sixth movie in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. It received overall positive reviews, despite underperforming at the box office.
 
The story takes place eleven years after the Prometheus expedition, with a new colonization ship Covenant on the way to an Earth-like planet, Origae 6. Inside the ship are thousands of colonists and human embryos in a cryosleep state, as an Android named Walter oversees the journey. When a solar flare damages the ship, Walter awakens the crew. The crew soon picks up transmissions of a human-like voice from a nearby planet.
 
The crew decided to investigate the planet, tracking the origin of the transmission to a crashed alien spaceship. Snake-like alien creatures soon attack the crew, who are saved by David, the sole survivor of the Prometheus mission. Soon, a dark plot to eliminate humanity is unveiled as the group struggles to return to their ship.

 

22. The Endless (2018)

The Endless is one of the more recent and smartly-written cosmic horror movies. The movie made its original debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in the year 2017. The movie explores the idea of powerful cosmic entities manipulating time and space, including humans, for their own amusement. Despite its limited budget, the film garnered generally positive reviews from critics.
 
The movie centers on brothers Justin and Aaron Smith, who decide to revisit the cult they once belonged to as children after failing to thrive in normal society. The cult, called Camp Arcadia, welcomes the brothers with open arms. It becomes apparent that none of the cult members have aged since the brothers’ departure. The brothers partake in several activities of the cult, and they separately notice strange occurrences.
 
While walking in the woods, Justin becomes convinced that the invisible entity is stalking him, and the entity presents him with a photograph of a buoy. Justin then searches for answers in the lake, and the brothers realize the unseen entity is responsible for their discord.

 

23. Annihilation (2018)

Annihilation is a science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The movie would receive favorable reviews from critics, though it would not perform as well at the box office.  Critics described the movie as being highly cerebral yet visually stunning with an immersive storyline.

The story follows biologist and Army veteran Lena, who recounts her experience entering “The Shimmer.” The Shimmer was the result of a meteorite striking a lighthouse. It appears to have prism-like abilities, absorbing the DNA of living organisms and transforming them into beautiful or nightmarish creatures.

The government interrogates Lena on account of her husband Ken having survived the Shimmer. In a flashback, Ken joins a mission to explore the Shimmer, only to lose contact with the outside world, leading the military to presume him dead. One day, Ken shows up at Lena’s doorstep before collapsing into a deteriorating state. Lena then agrees to join a new expedition to the lighthouse, as the group experiences firsthand the effects of the Shimmer.

 

24. Color Out of Space (2019)

Color Out of Space is a science fiction horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s similarly titled short story, The Colour Out of Space. The movie remains faithful to its Lovecraftian roots, combining otherworldly creatures with psychological mutations into a single cosmic infection galore.

The story follows the Gardner family, who move into a remote farm following the caner treatment of Teresa, the Gardner matriarch. One night, a glowing meteorite crashed into the farm’s front yard. The meteorite contaminates the groundwater and turns it into an oily substance called “the Color.”

The Color appears to have the ability to distort reality, causing animals within the farm to mutate. Additionally, the Color appears to play with the family, causing them to act in strange ways and manipulating their perception of reality. The Necronomicon, or book of magic, also makes an appearance in the story.

 

25. The Empty Man (2020)

The Empty Man is an occult-themed psychological horror film and one of the best cosmic horror movies to date. The movie is based on a graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa Del Rey. The movie received mostly positive reviews, with critics citing its original, novel-like plot and its largely unsettling and surreal atmosphere.
The story revolves around Detective James Lasombra, who is plagued by the violent deaths of his wife and son a year prior. A local named Nora enlists James to help find her daughter, who disappeared from their home. The missing girl left a bloodied message on her mirror, saying, “The Empty Man made me do it.” James soon uncovered the bodies of the missing girl and her friends. It becomes apparent that a potentially paranormal force drove the group to suicide.
As James delves deeper into the deaths, he uncovers a cult that worships an entity called “The Empty Man.” James begins to suffer from hallucinations which he presumes to be the work of the entity.

 

Final Thoughts on the Best Cosmic Horror Movies You Can Watch Today

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This wraps up our rundown of the top cosmic horror movies in the past few decades. Some of the best titles tap into existing tropes and sub-genres and weave them into entirely fresh yet still horrifying ideas. Naturally, you must also have fallible humans at the heart of these stories. And these characters are usually fighting against forces that are ar greater than themselves. Some of these titles prove that a good film need not have the highest budget, nor the best production value, to be memorable. Additionally, the value of these films extends beyond mere aesthetics and into a deeper reflection on the bigger questions of life. Nothing can beat the cosmic horror genre when it comes to weird and far-out-there ideas.
Understandably, watching mind-boggling cosmic horror films all the time can be jarring. So you may want to alternate your cosmic horror binges with a few flicks from the horror or sci-fi genre. We’ve got just the list for you, with the best horror movies to watch on Netflix and the best Sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix.

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