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Event Horizon (1997)

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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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Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writer:

Philip Eisner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Holley Chant ... Claire
Barclay Wright Barclay Wright ... Denny Peters
Noah Huntley ... Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek 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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stars My Destination See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,511,915, 17 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,673,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,400,000, 10 May 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The hundreds of apparent metal bolts that line the corridors of the Event Horizon are actually power transistors in a TO-3 or similar package. This can be best seen when Miller rests his head against the wall when hearing Corrick's voice. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Starck dreams that she awakens from stasis and sees that one of the rescuers is Weir with his face covered in scars, as he appears in his final scenes. But Starck never saw him with these scars - the last time she saw him he looked normal. If she is just dreaming Weir in this scene, there is no reason she should imagine him looking like this.

However, considering how many unexplained phenomena that occur in this film, and the psychological effects that the ship has demonstrably had on people, her seeing him this way does not seem at all implausible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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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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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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Decent sci-fi/horror - Underrated
13 August 2006 | by duffy047See all my reviews

EVENT HORIZON is a pretty good sci-fi/horror movie which you'll either love or hate. It's a very dark and depressing movie which completely justifies the 'terror' in the tag-line. Perhaps the continuing terror is why some people probably dislike it.

As far as I know, most horror movies lack a decent story or decent acting or character development. That's why I'm not into horror movies that much. But Event Horizon has an interesting story that is an ideal and most of all original environment for a horror movie. Even though character development is limited, as the film progresses you'll get to know most of the characters better. Especially Sam Neill's (Dr. Weir) and Laurence Fishburn's (Cpt. Miller) characters.

The acting was done very well by most of the cast, most notable Laurence Fishburn and Sam Neill who did a good job. The sets on the other hand are brilliant and creepy at the same time. I would not feel comfortable walking around in any of those rooms, especially the engineering room featuring the Gravity Drive (sphere with 3 magnetic rings within a room filled with deadly spikes on the walls and ceiling). This adds more tension than there already is to the movie which makes the experience only better and worthwhile.

The special effects in this movie are quite a treat. Ranging from an external view of the gigantic Event Horizon around Neptune to Dr. Weir and his 'HANDywork' with his eyes.

In my opinion, this is a good but underrated sci-fi horror movie with lots of freaky moments that will keep your heart racing. If you like the depressing endless terror, you'll like this movie quite a bit. If you rather have happy endings and laughs, you'll probably dislike it.

For the best experience, watch this movie in a dark room at night or even past midnight with the volume turned up a bit over the normal setting.

Rated 7/10 on IMDb, but I personally would give it a 7.5/10.


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