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Event Horizon -- The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has been detected, and the United States Aerospace Command responds. Hurtling toward the signal's source are a fearless captain (Laurence Fishburne), his elite crew and the lost ship's designer (Sam Neill). Their mission: find and salvage the state-of-the-art spacecraft.  What they find is state-of-the-art interstellar terror.
Event Horizon -- A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Event Horizon -- Clip: It's perfectly safe


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Writer (WGA):
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laurence Fishburne ... Captain Miller

Sam Neill ... Dr. William Weir

Kathleen Quinlan ... Peters, Med Tech

Joely Richardson ... Lt. Starck

Richard T. Jones ... Cooper

Jack Noseworthy ... Justin

Jason Isaacs ... D.J.

Sean Pertwee ... Smith
Peter Marinker ... Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ... Claire
Barclay Wright ... Denny Peters

Noah Huntley ... Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ... Rescue 1 Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emily Booth ... Girl on Monitor (uncredited)
Teresa May ... Vanessa (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul W.S. Anderson  (as Paul Anderson)
Writing credits
Philip Eisner (written by)

Produced by
Jeremy Bolt .... producer
Colin Brown .... executive producer
Nick Gillott .... executive producer
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Sarah Isherwood .... assistant producer
Lloyd Levin .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
Cinematography by
Adrian Biddle 
Film Editing by
Martin Hunter 
Casting by
Alex Wald  (as Alex Rosenberg)
Production Design by
Joseph Bennett 
Art Direction by
David Allday 
Philip Elton 
Mark Harris 
Michael Lamont 
Simon Lamont 
Giles Masters 
Malcolm Middleton (supervising art director)
Tony Reading  (as Anthony Reading)
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Jim Barr .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Denise Baseley .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Nuala Conway .... hair stylist: Sam Neill
Nuala Conway .... makeup artist: Sam Neill
Mark Coulier .... prosthetic designer: Animated Extras
Pauline Fowler .... makeup effects chief supervising designer: Animated Extras
Adrian Getley .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Pauline Heys .... key makeup artist
Susan Howard .... makeup artist: Animated Extras (as Sue Howard)
Duncan Jarman .... prosthetic makeup artist
Don Joes .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Waldo Mason .... special makeup effects artist
Rob Mayor .... special makeup effects artist
Rob Mayor .... technician
Tim Mitchell .... makeup artist: Image Animation
Julian Murray .... prosthetic designer: Animated Extras
Kate Murray .... sculptor: Animated Extras
Joseph Ross .... prosthetics coordinator
John Schoonraad .... head mould maker: Animated Extras
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Amber Sibley .... makeup artist: Animated Extras
Paul Spateri .... sculptor: Animated Extras
Nik Williams .... workshop coordinator: Animated Extras
Julie Wright .... makeup artist: Animated Extras
Terry Jones .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Sean Kenrick .... mold maker (uncredited)
Matthew Smith .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Josh Weston .... lab assistant (uncredited)
Production Management
Ben Link .... unit manager
Dusty Symonds .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paddy Carpenter .... first assistant director: second unit
Charlotte Cinalli .... assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
Sean Clayton .... second second assistant director
Sallie Anne Hard .... dailies assistant director
Guy Heeley .... second assistant director: second unit
Simon Hinkly .... first assistant director: additional unit
Vadim Jean .... additional unit director
Mike Proudfoot .... additional unit director
Jim Simpson .... assistant director
Adam Somner .... second assistant director: additional unit
Michael Stevenson .... second assistant director
Robin Vidgeon .... additional unit director
Art Department
David Ackrill .... props
Daniel Bennett .... modelmaker
Alastair Bullock .... art department assistant
Richard K. Buoen .... storyboard artist
Julian Caldow .... concept illustrator
Jim Cornish .... storyboard artist
Robert Cowper .... concept artist
Mark Fruin .... chargehand stand-by propman
Gary Gleeson .... supervising painter
Tracey Holmes .... draftsman
Sarah Horton .... set designer
Robert Jackson .... carpenter
Carol Kupisz .... graphic designer
Dominic Lavery .... concept artist
Harry Metcalfe .... construction coordinator
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... conceptual artist
Chris Sibley-Hale .... carpenter
Daniel Slavin .... conceptual artist
Mike Smith .... stand-by carpenter: second unit
Lucinda Sturgis .... property buyer
Lucinda Thomson .... junior draughtsman
Sara-Jane Valentine .... art department coordinator
Lloyd Vincent .... props
Arthur Wicks .... property master
Shelli Woodall .... model maker
Steve Furneaux .... carpenter (uncredited)
Stuart Kearns .... model maker (uncredited)
Peter Mann .... constructor (uncredited)
Colin Thurston .... dressing prop (uncredited)
David Warren .... draftsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... sound effects editor
Brigitte Arnold .... dialogue editor
Campbell Askew .... sound designer
Martin Cantwell .... assistant sound effects editor
Colin Chapman .... dialogue editor
Paul Conway .... sound editor
Peter Dansie .... assistant sound editor
Paul Elman .... assistant sound editor
Laura Evans .... assistant sound editor
Arthur Graley .... second assistant sound editor
Adam Green .... assistant sound editor
Simon Harris .... first assistant sound editor
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
John Ireland .... foley artist
John Ireland .... foley editor
Robert Ireland .... assistant sound editor
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Lomas .... assistant sound editor
Nick Lowe .... dialogue editor
Tony Message .... dialogue editor
Tristan Mullane .... assistant sound editor
Chris Munro .... sound mixer
Bjorn Ole Schroeder .... first assistant sound editor (as Bjorn Schroeder)
Alastair Sirkett .... assistant dialogue editor
Rab Wilson .... assistant sound editor
Jane Winkles .... assistant sound editor
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Clive Beard .... special effects supervisor
Dave Bonneywell .... effects supervisor: Image Animation (as David Bonneywell)
Caimin Bourne .... special effects
Christopher Brennan .... special effects trainee
David Brighton .... special effects senior technician
Alex Burdett .... special effects assistant
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician
Ian Corbould .... special effects technician
Neil Corbould .... special effects supervisor
Paul Corbould .... special effects supervisor
Mark Coulier .... special effects makeup
Michael Dunleavy .... special effects technician
Paul Dunn .... special effects foreman
Michael Durkan .... special effects technician
Raymond Ferguson .... technician
Katie Gabriel .... special effects coordinator
Terry Glass .... special effects technician
Kevin Herd .... lead senior technician
Mathew Horton .... special effects technician (as Matthew Horton)
Chris 'Flimsy' Howes .... art director: model unit
Chris 'Flimsy' Howes .... modelshop supervisor
Chris 'Flimsy' Howes .... workshop supervisor
David Hunter .... special effects technician
Bob Keen .... animatronics
Bob Keen .... effects consultant: Image Animation
Ray Lovell .... special effects technician
Jason McCameron .... animatronics
Jason McCameron .... mechanical effects supervisor: Image Animation
Jason McCameron .... special effects
Daniel Pickering .... special effects crew
Ed Plant .... electronics modeller
Marcus Richardson .... special effects technician
Fedele Rinaldi .... special effects
Dave Roddham .... special effects trainee
Andrew Ryan .... effects trainee
Terry Schubert .... special effects technician
Alastair Vardy .... specialty props
Steven Warner .... special effects assistant technician
David Watkins .... special effects technician
Peter White .... special effects technician
David Williams .... special effects supervisor
Gareth Wingrove .... special effects trainee
Trevor Wood .... special effects supervisor
Mark Woollard .... supervising modeller: props
Simon Quinn .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
Anne Marie Walters .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Justine Adlington .... modeler
Steven B. Allen .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Dave Allum .... modeler (as David Allum)
Colin Alway .... digital artist: Cinesite Europe
Alan Andrews .... modeler
Darren Andrews .... modeler
Jim Barr .... modeler
Keith Barton .... computer systems: Cinesite
Alex Bicknell .... senior digital effects producer: Cinesite Europe
Maureen Blume .... production coordinator: Mass. Illusions
Brent Boates .... art director
Andy Bowman .... motion control technician
Colin Brown .... visual effects executive producer: Cinesite Europe
Nathalie Buce .... 3D artist: Cinesite
Sonia Calvert .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Chas Cash .... 3D animator: Cinesite Europe (as Charles Cash)
Jason Chalmers .... modeler
Craig Chamberlain .... physical effects coordinator: Mass. Illusions
Eric Chamberlain .... physical effects supervisor: Mass. Illusions
Dave Child .... CG animator: Cinesite Europe
Colin Childs .... modeler
Sally Clayton .... digital artist
Paul Clemente .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Pat Conran .... CG technical supervisor: Cinesite Europe
Paul Conway .... digital artist: Cinesite Europe
Matthew D'Angibau .... motion control assistant
Ken Dailey .... digital effects coordinator
Alexandra Day .... visual effects assistant
Lee Deary .... modeler
Tom Debenham .... digital effects designer: CFC
George Duffield .... visual effects assistant: model unit
Catherine Duncan .... digital effects production coordinator: Cinesite Europe
Paddy Eason .... digital effects designer: CFC
Sander Ellers .... modeler
Paul Elman .... assistant visual effects editor
Simon Eves .... research and development: Cinesite
Lisa Fisher .... visual effects producer: Mass. Illusions
Rhun Francis .... visual effects assistant: model unit
Martin Gabriel .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Frank Gallego .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
William Gallego .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Mark Gardiner .... motion control camera operator
Steve Garrad .... scanning and recording: Cinesite
Chris Gibbons .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Kevin Gilmartin .... modeler
Dan Glass .... visual effects designer: CFC
Mark Gooderidge .... modeler
Tamzine Hanks .... modeler
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC
Mark Harrison .... first assistant director: visual unit
Ed Hawkins .... sequence supervisor
David Hilton .... motion control assistant
Peter Seymour Howell .... modeler (as Peter Seymour-Howell)
Chris 'Flimsy' Howes .... modeler (as Chris 'Flimzy' Howes)
Lubo Hristov .... supervising animator: Cinesite Europe (as Lubo Christov)
Antony Hunt .... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company
Joel Hynek .... miniature visual effects supervisor: Mass. Illusions
Oliver James .... research and development
Matt Johnson .... digital composite sequence supervisor
Tracy Jordan .... modeler
Duncan Kinnaird .... electronic modeller
Duncan Kinnaird .... modeler
Tad Krzanowski .... special model effects supervisor
Sharon Lark .... visual effects pre-production producer: Cinesite Europe
Kim Libreri .... digital effects supervisor
Peter Lindstrom .... electronics engineer: Mass. Illusions
Jim Machin .... modeler
David Mann .... digital artist: Cinesite Europe
Sarah Marchant .... digital effects artist: title sequence
Stuart McAra .... visual effects producer
Kevin McGowan .... 3D animator: Cinesite Europe
Matthew Merkovich .... digital artist (as Matt Merkovich)
Ed Miarecki .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Rick Mietkowski .... model unit motion control operator
Michele Moen .... matte painter: model unit (as Michelle Moen)
Greg Morgan .... modeler
Karl Morgan .... motion control first assistant photographer
Stephen Murphy .... CG animator: CFC
Stephen Murphy .... digital effects designer
Jonathan Neill .... digital artist: Cinesite Europe
Jonathan Neill .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Mark Nelmes .... senior digital effects designer: CFC
Mark Nettleton .... sequence supervisor
Clare Norman .... line-up and editorial: Cinesite
David Núñez .... key mechanical effects: Mass. Illusions
Alison O'Brien .... senior visual effects producer: CFC
Dominic Parker .... digital effects designer
Dominic Parker .... senior CG animator: CFC
Diane Pearlman .... miniature visual effects executive producer: Mass. Illusions
Stuart Pearson .... film scanning and recording
Cristin Pescosolido .... motion tracking supervisor
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: "Visions of Hell" sequence, CFC
Ed Plant .... modeler (as Edward Plant)
Jonathan Privett .... CG animator: Cinesite Europe
Jonathan Privett .... digital effects artist
Tim Quarman .... digital input: CFC
Liz Ragland .... modeler
David Relfe .... modeler
Nick Richens .... modeler
Rinaldo Rivera .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Sandra Roach .... digital effects designer: CFC
Barnaby Robson .... digital compositor
Joseph Ross .... prosthetics coordinator
Paul Round .... Inferno artist
Sue Rowe .... digital composite sequence supervisor: Cinesite
John Schoonraad .... visual effects
David B. Sharp .... miniature effects supervisor
Terry Shigemitsu .... digital artist
Mark Shoaf .... digital artist
Robin Skinner .... visual effects assistant: model unit
Jim Spieler .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions (as James Spieler)
Paul Stephenson .... modeler
Andy Stevens .... motion control first assistant photographer (as Andrew Stevens)
David K. Stewart .... miniatures cinematography (as David Stewart)
Mark Swierat .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Kat Szuminska .... digital compositor
Charles Tait .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Charles Tate)
Robert U. Taylor .... art director: Mass. Illusions (as Robert Taylor)
Robert Thompson .... modeler (as Rob Thompson)
Stephen Thurn .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Gavin Toomey .... digital effects designer: CFC
Courtney Vanderslice .... visual effects production manager: Cinesite Europe (as Courtney Vanderslice-Law)
Stewart Verrilli .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions (as Stewart Verelli)
Niki Wakefield .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Nicky Wakefield)
Martin Weaver .... Computer systems administrator
Mark H. Weingartner .... motion control supervisor (as Mark Weingartner)
Mark H. Weingartner .... visual effects cinematographer
Simon Weisse .... modeler
Simon Weisse .... visual effects miniatures
John Weller .... modeler
Tim Wellspring .... visual effects assistant: CFC
Tony Whalen .... key model maker: Mass. Illusions
Dominic Wheadon .... modeler
Pete Williams .... scanning and recording manager
Tom Wood .... sequence supervisor: Cinesite Europe
Shelli Woodall .... model maker
Shelli Woodall .... modeler
Russ Woolnough .... visual effects editor
Allen Yamashita .... visual effects: black hole sequence, CFC
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects supervisor
Fredrick R. Bresky .... model shop assistant (uncredited)
Sean Broughton .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Lynn Garrido .... model maker (uncredited)
Emma Ibbetson .... digital effects producer: Smoke & Mirrors (uncredited)
Graham Riddell .... senior modelmaker (uncredited)
Marc Boyle .... stunt coordinator
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Chrissy Monk .... stunts
Mirjam Montandon .... stunts
Mark Anthony Newman .... stunts (as Mark Newman)
Mark Southworth .... stunts
Anna Stacey .... stunts
Steen Young .... stunts
Jamie Edgell .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Jamie Edgell .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Jennings .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Mirjam Montandon .... stunt double: Joely Richardson (uncredited)
Mark Anthony Newman .... stunt double: Laurence Fishburn (uncredited)
Mark Anthony Newman .... stunt double: Richard T. Jones (uncredited)
Steen Young .... stunt double: Jack Noseworthy (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Bailey .... remote camera technician
Roderick Barron .... camera operator
Adam Biddle .... first assistant camera
Ashley Bond .... assistant camera
Michael Chambers .... rigging gaffer
David Cozens .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Kevin Day .... gaffer
Eddie Done .... lighting technician
Gary Donoghue .... best boy (as Gary Donague)
John Flemming .... key grip
Raymond Flindall .... rigger
Dave Freeth .... libra technician
Paul Hatchman .... grip: second unit
Stephen Lee .... video operator
John Lynch .... camera operator: second unit
John Lynch .... director of photography: additional unit
Clive Mackey .... first assistant camera
Skip Margetts .... clapper loader
Ian McMillan .... director of photography: additional unit
Ian McMillan .... dop: second unit
Ian McMillan .... camera operator: second unit
Karl Morgan .... focus puller
Gary Nolan .... electrician
Ben Perry .... second assistant camera
Miles Proudfoot .... clapper loader
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Iwan Williams .... electrician
David Worley .... camera operator
Peter Hodgson .... video assist operator: dailies (uncredited)
Ginger McCarthy .... h.o.d. electrical rigger (uncredited)
Anthony Stanier .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Deborah Aquila .... casting: USA
John Hubbard .... casting: UK
Ros Hubbard .... casting: UK
Dayna Polehanki .... casting assistant
Jane Shannon-Smith .... casting: USA
Alex Wald .... casting associate (as Alex Rosenberg)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Clayton .... costume cutter
Lee Clayton .... tailor
Ken Crouch .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Rutter .... assistant costume designer
Michelle Wickland .... costume props
Michelle Freeborn .... costume fabricator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Simon Astbury .... colorist: rushes
Joe Gallagher .... additional editorial
Adam Green .... second assistant editor
Simon Harris .... first assistant editor
Simon Kotowicz .... lightworks engineer
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
David Rees .... color timer
Rab Wilson .... assistant editor
Jane Winkles .... second assistant editor
Music Department
John Bell .... orchestrator
James Seymour Brett .... music co-producer
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Paul Hartnoll .... composer: additional music (as Orbital)
Phil Hartnoll .... composer: additional music (as Orbital)
Nick Ingman .... additional orchestrator
Michael Kamen .... conductor
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist
Michael Price .... music co-producer
Jose Serebrier .... additional orchestrator
Ed Shearmur .... additional orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Pete Tong .... music supervisor
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... artist driver: Sam Neill
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Jo Beckett .... script supervisor
Zoe Black .... video screen designer
Jayne Craig .... assistant to director
Andrew Eio .... conceptual graphic artist
Carlos Fidel .... set runner
Ian Fishlock .... systems administrator
Andy Garner .... special makeup effects artist
Malcolm Garrett .... video screen designer
Lawrence Gordon .... presenter
Muriel Gérard .... unit publicist
Derek Harrington .... location manager
Nikki Inwood .... stand-in: Holly Chant
Barrie Jones .... video screen designer (as Barrie StJon Jones)
Claire L. Kenny .... accounting assistant
Deborah Leakey .... assistant accountant
Ian Madison .... associate: Sam Neill
Lucas Meyers .... assistant to producer
Don Miller .... production accountant
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Ian Murray .... supervising rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Dan Piponi .... software developer
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor
Alasdair Scott .... video screen designer
Jim Simpson .... set production assistant
Diane Staniforth .... art finisher
Lisa Vick .... script supervisor: second unit
Michelle Wraight .... assistant modeler
Aron Clayton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Stefan Ashton Frank .... adr loop group (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity
96 min
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Some of the scenes deleted from the original 130 minutes long rough cut are;
  • The meeting scene between Weir and some people in charge of the mission where they talk about Event Horizon (dialogue from this deleted scene was included in theatrical trailer). - More back story for Cooper and Justin (including much stronger explanation for why Justin enters the black hole). It was explained that greatest fear of Cooper was loosing someone close to him which is represented in the film by the unfortunate accident that claims Justin. - Deleted love back story between Starck and Miller. - Miller finds a ripped out tooth floating around in Event Horizon. - More scenes explaining what exactly gateway to hell/black hole is. - Longer version of the scene where Peters hallucinates her son with his legs all mangled with maggots all over them. - After Justin almost died and is inside the water tank, Weir has hallucination where Justin turns into his wife Claire who comes out and looks at him; this scene was included in first two test screening versions of the movie but it didn't made it into the final cut. - The infamous "bloody orgy" video was also longer. Parts which are still in the scene, like one of the crew members sticking his fingers deep into other one's eyes, and a female crew member sodomizing male crew member with iron pipe, were even more violent in original version of the scene. There were also lot more shots of Event Horizon crew naked and covered in blood having violent sex and raping and eating each other, more graphic version of the scene where man pulls his intestines out of his mouth, one crew member is held and stabbed in back of the head with spike and part of his mouth and teeth drops out, other crew member is crawling on floor while others are hitting his legs with steel bars smashing them to pieces as he screams and is crawling away leaving pieces of his legs behind, one girl has screws drilled into her teeth, other girl is held while her arm is broken with hunk of metal, one more girl has her breasts mauled and then ripped off by another crew member, some other parts of the scene were also cut. Reason why this scene disturbed test audience is because filmmakers, in order to make the scene look more realistic and therefore lot more violent, hired real life amputees for special effects scenes where Event Horizon crew members had their body parts damaged in many ways, and porn actors were hired to make the sex and rape scenes more graphic. According to producer Jeremy Bolt and director Paul W.S. Anderson, some audience members during screening of rough cut of the movie started fainting while watching this scene. - The scene where Miller finds D.J cut open and hanging was longer and it had more shots of his guts on the table. - The scene where the cryo-chamber is filling with blood originally had a part where Weir's hand pounds against the glass from inside and smashes the chamber letting the blood out; then as Cooper is helping Starck to escape, a mutilated and naked Weir is climbing from a ladder upside-down behind them. - Originally in the scene where Miller fights with possessed Weir there was a part where Weir gives, what director Paul Anderson referred to as "The Old Testament Speech" to Miller and tells him that "dimension of pure chaos" is actually hell. - The "Visions of Hell" sequence during the final fight between Miller and Weir was also longer and it had more shots of Event Horizon crew members being tortured.
  • Three different alternate endings were also filmed. One didn't have cheap jump scare at the end when last two survivors are found by another rescue crew and Starck hallucinates that she sees Weir, although there was a similar version of the scene included in this ending where she hears screams of Event Horizon crew and screams in fear before Cooper wakes her up. This was the original ending of the movie and it is included in shooting script. Second ending (original ending) had Miller fighting with the burned man from his visions at the core instead of with Weir but it was changed because audience of the second test screening didn't like it. Third ending that was used in final cut is combined of first two endings but instead with burning man Miller fights with Weir. Plus final jump scare is included at very end of the movie.
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Factual errors: When Dr. Weir plays the record of the emergency signal containing the "Liberate me" bit, D.J. says that he can't make out the rest of the message, but Dr. Weir always stops the tape immediately after Liberate Me has been spoken, so D.J. wouldn't have been able to hear any other part of the message to begin with.See more »
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Title Card:2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
Title Card:2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
Title Card: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.
Title Card:2047 Now...
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
"Save yourself...from hell", 2 June 2010
Author: Mash-the-stampede from New Zealand

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 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 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 in 1997.

I really wish there was a Director's cut edition of this film.

If you've seen this film and you were not 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 Horizon".

"Liberate tutame...ex inferis."

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