Click to viewSince it's Halloween over at the io9 offices, we couldn't help put plug our brains into our hive-mind computer and put together a list of the 50 scariest moments in science fiction movie history. These are the moments that stuck in our minds, disturbed our dreams and made us see ordinary objects as monsters waiting to strike. Here's our definitive list of the most terrifying scenes from the most horrific scifi movies.
Day of the Triffids (1962) Scariest moment: Watching people stumble blindly into menacing plant creatures.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Scariest moment: Pointing and screaming was never so scary, until they brought in the human dog face alien.
Signs (2002) Scariest moment: The first camera footage of the alien walking across the shaky cam. "Move, children. Vamanos."
The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951) Scariest moment: When Gort is about to kill our heroine, and she has to scream "Klaatu barada nikto!" at him until he chills out.
Cat People (1942) Scariest moment: When the cat-shaped shadow stalks our heroine around a pool.
Cloverfield (2008) Scariest moment: The tunnel part. "Okay, just to be clear here, our options are: die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets. That pretty much it?"
The Signal (2007) Scariest moment: Mya trying to leave the apartment without pissing off her rage crazed hubby, after he's just offed a few of his buddies.
Event Horizon (1997) Scariest moment: "Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see," says the lovely Dr. William Weir after ripping out his own eyes.
The Ruins (2008) Scariest moment: When the group discovers their little blond friend all bloody and a mess from knifing herself open in search of the plants growing inside of her.
Fire In The Sky (1993) Scariest moment: When the wrinkled aliens plastic wrap the idiot human, and then start to work on him. The rest of the movie is pretty ho-hum, but that one scene will stick with you for days.
Frankenstein (1931) Scariest moment: It's alive! Aliiiiiive!