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Event Horizon

horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

Its name: EVENT HORIZON. The high-tech, pioneering research spacecraft mysteriously vanished, without a trace, on its maiden voyage seven years earlier.

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- Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rotten: The perils the actors face would be far more shuddersome were their characters more sharply delineated from the outset.

- David Noh, Film Journal International, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: ...a tremendously entertaining, flat-out disturbing horror effort that boasts a number of justifiably indelible sequences...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Sam Neil shines in this. I think this an extremely underrated movie. Its awesome thriller horror flick

- jmanard52, Wednesday, March 21, 2007

4 stars

A tense thrilling horror film, Event Horizon is one of the best Sci Fi Horror films since Alien. Blending gore and classic elements of old school horror films, Event Horizon is an underrated film. A very effective horror film, Event Horizon is a non stop terrifying outer space nightmare. Thought obviously not as great as Alien, this film is the best since, because of it's tense and horrifying mood and also because the crew of the rescue ship is in outer space a million light years from home. Simply terrific. Great acting and great storytelling here. A film definitely not for the faint of heart, Event Horizon is a film that blends the best elements of previous outer space horror films to create something very good. Maybe not as excellent as Alien, Event Horizon is still a very good film that in my opinion is very underrated. There's definitely something going for it, and it's scary as hell. And if it's scary as hell, then it's a fine horror film that did what it was supposed to do, and that's scary the hell out of you. Don't believe the critics, this is the best Sci Fi Horror film since Alien, maybe not as legendary of course, but almost as terrifying in a totally refreshing way.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Sunday, August 1, 2010

2 stars

This is one of the most god awful excuses for modern science fiction. It does nothing but rip off the Alien film library and various scenes from 2001 and strangely Hellraiser. What is worse is that you are unaware it is going to be so bad for the first 30 minutes in, it's just dull and vague for the most part. Paul W.S. Anderson constructed something that's almost so cocky and convoluted that you can laugh at it, but the fact that it's so straight-forward and serious completely prevents it. The only thing saving this movie from being a complete waste of time is the fact that there are some crazy cannibal scenes in it that come out of nowhere. I cannot believe this is actually considered a good or even great movie by some, it is nothing but recycled ideas and terrible direction/writing.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, June 3, 2010