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Event Horizon (1997)

R  |   |  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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Peter Marinker ...
Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ...
Claire
Barclay Wright ...
Denny Peters
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Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ...
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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

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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:

$9,511,915 (USA) (15 August 1997)

Gross:

DEM 1,533,632 (Germany) (16 January 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2047. See more »

Goofs

As the Lewis and Clarke approaches the Event Horizon somewhere near Neptune, it goes trough multiple cloud formations. However, all later scenes happen in zero gravity making the presence of any atmosphere impossible at that particular level. See more »

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[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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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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References Stargate (1994) See more »

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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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The most frightening,effective and disturbing horror movie I have ever seen
20 January 2013 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I had extremely low expectations for "Event Horizon".The film was made in a period where a lot of filmmakers thought that when you have enough money to use and abuse CGI your movie doesn't need a decent script.With that in mind I thought "Event Horizon" was going to be a cliché horror film that makes no effort to build suspense and just throws CG blood and gore in your face.I was wrong.Dead wrong.

"Event Horizon" is the creepiest and most suspenseful horror movie I have ever seen.It manages to create a feeling of dread and foreboding like no other film I have ever seen before.This is due to a combination of great camera-work,appropriate music and(believe it or not) CG.Yes,the CGI is actually used appropriately here,not just added for the sake of it being there.That said,the special effects are top-notch(for 1997).

Another thing I liked was that the ship itself wasn't the main threat.It was the characters.They become obsessed with their past mistakes(things they had locked away in their minds and didn't want to remember) and that begins to drive them insane.True,the ship is the catalyst for this,but the focus is more on the characters themselves.This reminds me of "Cube"-one of my favorite movies.

The characters themselves are a bit underdeveloped,but they aren't cannon fodder like in many other horror films.Each of them has their the distinct personality and background information is given about some of them.I think this was alright for the purpose of this film.In my opinion ,if they did add more character development it would have ruined the pacing.

"Event Horizon" is a very well made,but sadly underrated, horror movie.I strongly recommend it.


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