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Event Horizon (1997)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  15 August 1997 (USA)
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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

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Cast

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Peters, Med Tech
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Justin
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Peter Marinker ...
Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ...
Claire
Barclay Wright ...
Denny Peters
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Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ...
Rescue 1 Technician
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Storyline

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Infinite Space - Infinite Terror

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Stars My Destination  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 1,533,632 (Germany) (16 January 1998)

Gross:

DEM 1,533,632 (Germany) (16 January 1998)
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Trivia

Paul W.S. Anderson's initial rough cut submitted to the MPAA received the kiss-of-death NC-17 rating. See more »

Goofs

The Lewis and Clarke crew enters stasis on the way to Neptune, made necessary because of the "30 Gs of acceleration" they will endure for the trip. When they arrive at Neptune, however, there are coffee cups and other debris on the tabletop, loose chairs, etc., in the same position as they were before the trip. This is not consistent with sudden and severe acceleration. See more »

Quotes

Cooper: [calling Justin back and handing him his toolkit] Oh whoa, honey, honey, you forgot your briefcase!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are sucked into a black hole. The screen viewpoint pans upward, above, and over the regular Paramount mountain before the opening credits, which usually remains stationary and then fades out. See more »

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Referenced in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Shit
(main theme)
Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Courtesy of XL-recordings/Pias Benelux
By Arrangement with EMI Virgin music ltd/Polygram music
Includes a ample of 'SWAT'
From the album 'The fat of the land'
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Sci-fi horror!!!
7 February 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

First of all I've like to make it clear that I think Paul W.S. Anderson is an idiot!!! He Has spoiled some of the best film ideas: Resident Evil & Alien Vs Predator. I also would not place Soldiers or Mortal Combat as some of the best movies in history. I haven't seen any of his other films and I'm not going to either. Because of all this it's very hard for me to understand that this clown also has directed this very scary and great horror-film!

Anyway I really like good directed late 80's, 90's, 00's horror films like: The Devil's Backbone, Descent, Switchblade Romance (pretty spooky though)... I think horror films like these a really cool but not that scary. And this is where I think Event Horizon is different. This movie is also good directed, OK acting... but it is also very spooky. Here you get to see some real horror/gore that not just makes you want to vomit but also scares the s**t out of you!!!

Another crazy horror flick that is actually scary, and not from the 70's: Audition


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