The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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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
Paul W.S. Anderson had originally hired British band Orbital to compose the music for the film because he had wanted to work with them since working on his second movie, Mortal Kombat (1995), which had featured their music. Paramount executives balked at the idea of hiring unknowns to write music for a big budget film, Anderson then thought of Michael Kamen and the idea of "marrying" their sounds (orchestral and techno) together resulted in the film's final soundtrack. See more »
Just after helping Weir to his feet and as he turns away, you can see that D.J's shorts are completely dry on his backside, despite being in a tank of liquid for the last 56 days and being visibly dripping wet from the front. See more »
2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
2040 Deep space research vessel 'Event Horizon' launched to explore boundaries of Solar System. She disappears without trace beyond the eighth planet, Neptune. It is the worst space disaster on record.
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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 »
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'
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To this day, "Event Horizon" is THE scariest horror science fiction
film i have ever witnessed!
I was 14 years old when I first watched this film on video and to put
it lightly...it scared the shiz out of me! I loved it!!! Now 12 years
later a finally purchase the film on DVD (ordered from the states as I
can't find it anywhere in New Zealand) and I watched it with a couple
friends who have never seen it before. Suddenly I was 14 again! A
scared child, too frightened to look away from the screen. Caught in an
icy grip of fear and excitement! A feeling I haven't felt since the
first viewing of 'Event Horizon'. Brilliant! I jumped in all the same
scenes I jumped in 12 years ago and i was so absolutely absorbed in
this film. My friends felt the same way i did and we all sat on the
same couch with the lights off while this film quietly terrified us!
Now I'm not exactly a huge horror movie enthusiast as i find most
horror films to be stupid, cheesy and just not scary in the slightest.
Horror films now are especially ridiculous as that "Saw" series (when
will it end?) is just silly and repetitive which is a shame as the
first film is a pretty descent thriller, which seems to be another
problem for horror films is that there are too many sequels with each
film becoming further and further detached from the original making the
whole premise and idea of the film pointless and boring.
Which is exactly the reason "Event Horizon" works. It is a stand-alone
film. No sequels. No actual killer as such...it is the presence of an
unseen evil which corrupts the characters into becoming warped and
ultimately the cause of their own demise. For a horror film the kill
count is surprisingly low and no one actually dies during the first
hour of the film. It's the suspense of the film and the actual idea
behind it which is so un-believable frightening that you find yourself
absorbed and un-able to look away from the screen....gripped in fear.
That's why this film is so brilliant. The cast is great. It's not
overly convoluted. It's scary beyond belief. The story is good enough
to keep the viewers attention and adrenaline pumping and the special
effects have held up surprisingly well for a film that was filmed back
I really wish there was a Director's cut edition of this film.
If you've seen this film and you were not frightened...you are either
really warped, lying, or talked all the way through it. i suggest a
re-watch by yourself with the lights off and all other distractions
(laptop, cellphone) switched off as well and just sit and watch...I
guarantee fear will gnaw at you eventually.
And if you enjoyed this film, you should also check out "Pandorum" as
it is also fairly good, though not quite in the same league as "Event
"Liberate tutame...ex inferis."
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