Directed by Paul Anderson
Running Time: 1:33
I had heard two things about this movie before I went to see it. One person said it was really good, and really scary. The other person said it was a load of crap. I say it's somewhere in between. I didn't have high hopes for Event Horizon going in, and I was surprised that it wasn't a bad film. Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne head the crew of the Lewis and Clark, a search and rescue ship sent to the planet Neptune to retrieve the Event Horizon. The year is 2047. There are colonies on the Moon, there is mining on Mars, and in 2040 a ship, the Event Horizon, was sent on a mission to search the unknown universe. One day, it just dissapeared, and seven years later it's back and the government wants to know where it's been. Turns out the Event Horizon has a way of travelling throughout the universe by bending the universe, making a 1000 year trip take a day. Some scientific mumbo-jumbo that doesn't mean anything. But when the crew gets to the ship, it's deserted. Or is it. Event Horizon isn't your normal sci-fi Earth vs. Alien film. There is something unknown on the ship. You can't see it, but it's there. It taps into your innermost thoughts and fears, and uses it against you. There is a lot of blood and guts, a few explosions, and some cool special effects. It's also a very loud movie, the kind that uses sudden loud noises to try and frighten you. It plays with your mind, as well as giving you visual scares. If you've seen all the summer blockbusters, and you're waiting for the end of the year Oscar films, try Event Horizon . It's not the best sci-fi movie out there, but if you're looking for a good scare it's not bad.