One of the best things about science fiction and fantasy is the malleability of genre: practically anything can be combined to make a fun and credible subgenre. One of our favorites is the SFF-tinged medical thriller. After all, the only thing more frightening than a runaway virus is a runaway virus from space… or maybe a runaway virus that’s actually vampirism?
Yeah, that’s definitely scarier.
We’ve rounded up ten examples of medical sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but we’re sure we missed some classics, so let us know your favorites in the comments!
I Am Legend—Richard Matheson
This existential horror classic revolves around Robert Neville’s fight for survival in a world that has been transformed by a pandemic. After a terrible war, people began exhibiting signs of an illness that seemed to bring the worst myths about vampires to life. Neville’s wife and daughter both die from the ...