Sci-Fi Horror

Sci-Fi Horror is a sub-genre of both Science Fiction and Horror that uses scientific advances or futuristic settings as a source of fear.

Notably, the first Sci-Fi genre work was also one of the first works in this sub-genre: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, published in 1818.

The broad variation of the parent genres allow for a multitude of ways this can play out: scientific advancements being used for evil ends or creating new, dangerous lifeforms, man's hubris leading to horrific consequences because of our reliance on technology, alien monsters menacing the characters, or the vast loneliness of outer space being a source of ontological dread, branching into Cosmic Horror Story.


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  • Delta Green
  • In Eclipse Phase, the Earth was taken over by AIs that made head-stealing drones, rampant Grey Goo swarms, and viruses that take over people's minds or mutate them into horrific monsters, all of which invoke Sanity checks on the behalf of players. And due to the gregarious use of Brain Uploading, the Player Characters can expect to be decapitated, slowly dissolved molecule by molecule, mind-controlled, mutated, and vaporized by their own employers to prevent whatever they caught from infecting what's left of civilization, repeatedly. Also, transhumanity has explored dozens of planets and found ruins of long-extinct alien races, but only one that is extant has been encountered.
  • Warhammer 40,000

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