7 Days to 'Skyline': Top 10 SCFI Indie Flicks (Pt. 1)

Friday, 05 November 2010 10:03 Written by  JimmyO
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7 Days to 'Skyline': Top 10 SCFI Indie Flicks (Pt. 1)

Since it is officially only 7 days until the release of The Brothers Strause latest feature Skyline, we continue our love of science fiction with a look at some of the most fascinating and adventurous films, on a budget. Sci-Fi is a wide-ranging genre that can really surprise, excite, shock and terrify. Yet it can do so much more than that. We’ve talked a lot about aliens, beasts and all sorts of scary stuff, let’s open things up a bit.

iamROGUE.com decided take a look at some of the best independent sci-fi flicks. Some you’ve most definitely heard of, some you may not. They range from a fantastic love story to an early David Cronenberg thriller. While some may seem more “low budget” than others, either way, they’re all terrific films that are worth seeking out and spending time with.

Don’t forget, Skyline opens on November 12!


10. The Hidden (1987)

This classic Eighties alien flick is the answer to all your action needs. A body hopping parasite that turns people into killers with some serious consequences is all groovy good times. Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri star with a smoking hot performance from Claudia Christian keeping things interesting.

9. Mad Max (1979)

While The Road Warrior is a slicker and more satisfying film, the original Mad Max is still a great movie. When Max (Mel Gibson) goes out for revenge against a vicious biker gang, things get really intense. Gibson rocked in this terrific, George Miller directed classic.

8. Ink (2009)

Writer/director Jamin Winans created a stunning little film with Ink. Centering on a young girl, kidnapped from her sleep by a long nosed man, but there is much more going on. This parable to letting go and not giving up what you already have is a testament to using creativity to make up for the lack of budget. Stick with this one folks… it all makes glorious sense in the end.

7. The Brood (1979)

The late Seventies was a fantastic time for shockingly good cinema. It was a time when directors took chances and didn’t worry so much about the political correctness of it all. With David Cronenberg’s The Brood, he went after the beauty of childbirth. Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar are absolutely terrific in this creepy classic.

6. Donnie Darko (2001)

A strange and fascinating journey as a troubled teen has strange visions of a human sized bunny. Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as the wide-eyed kid who begins to commit a series of crimes thanks to the manipulative rabbit. Intelligent, surreal and just downright brilliant, Richard Kelly created one of the most beloved cult classics with this one.

Get ready for Part 1 of the Top ScFi Indie Flicks on Monday! Care to bet on what will be number one?

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