Annihilation — The Art of Self-Destruction

Every genre brings with it a set of expectations that shapes the kinds of stories it can tell and themes it can explore. In this video essay, Lessons From the Screenplay explores how Alex Garland’s 2018 Sci-Fi, Annihilation, takes biological, existential concepts and translates them into narrative elements– from characters, to the environment, to the monsters that inhabit its world.


Film Analysis


Lessons from the Screenplay | Creator Spotlight


Natalie Portman


Sci-Fi Horror


Alex Garland


Annihilation