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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.


(as Paul Anderson)


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Complete credited cast:
Peters, Med Tech
Peter Marinker ...
Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ...
Barclay Wright ...
Denny Peters
Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ...
Rescue 1 Technician


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>

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Infinite Space - Infinite Terror


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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


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The working title was "The Stars My Destination". See more »


When the stasis tube drains (after dream sequence) Sam Neil is seen wearing a nose clip, then it disappears. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Jason X (2001) See more »


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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User Reviews

Sci-Fi Shock sensation
20 June 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Its not the best film I've seen yet this was the best experience I've had in a cinema. After getting lost & sh*t scared driving around dark English country lanes I arrived at the cinema already in quite a state. And from the moment I heard the rocking Orbital opening track I was transfixed. I was in the perfect mood to watch this film and it delivered more than I could have hoped in a cinema experience. After repeated home viewings it does lose its shock factor yet it is still a great film, though I have to add it really was meant for the big screen. The sets are great, the gore is shocking & the ship design is truly beautiful. Admittedly the Event Horizon borrowed its look from '2001' yet they took that long majestic shape & gave it a more modern gritty feel. A few bits of ham acting (listen to when Richardson says "the hulls been breached") didn't detract from this excellent Hellraiser Vs 2001 style flic. Watch it with the lights off and the sound up.

10/10 for the Cinema experience.

8.5/10 as a complete film

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