Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee
Certificate: 18 Running Time: 95 Minutes
Tagline: "Infinite Space, Infinite Terror"
I've been a fan of science fiction for most of my life, certainly since I can remember, so it's very odd that I never got around to watching Event Horizon before now. It wasn't especially well-received in its day, nor was it very successful, but, like my viewing of martial arts films, a lack of critical acclaim never usually stops me from giving the latest example the once over. Thanks to the ever-helpful Netflix recently reminding me of its existence, however, I've finally done just that. I never knew that much about its plot other than there being a spacecraft and some sort of horror element to it, so I naturally assumed I was in store for some sort of Alien-like mystery/massacre, and that theory seemed a sound one when I started watching.
|The crew listen to the garbled distress signal...|
|The scary-looking 'meat grinder' part of the ship...|
|The Event Horizon itself. It looks quite cool actually...|
|This somewhat foreboding device is the 'gravity drive'...|
RKS Score: 6/10