Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Year 1997
Starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne
Rating R
Run Time 96min
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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This is part of the IN STITCHES WEEKEND.  Weekend passes are available that include EVENT HORIZON, and individual screening tickets are also available.

EVENT HORIZON is the kind of movie you can imagine your metalhead friend, or horror movie sequel obsessed cousin (who digs PHANTOMS and CUBE) eyeing on cable or at your friendly neighborhood video store and being like "Dude, want to see something fucked up." EVENT HORIZON is the stuff of legend and projects a far more horrifying movie than the one that actually exists, your memory of the movie even more horrifying than the snippets of Hell that are exposed on screen (those bits are perversely graphic, but they are just a taste). It is surprising that this slice of '90s megaplex horror is a masterclass in atmosphere, intensity, suspense & tension, a perfect mashup of deep space science fiction & gothic terror, is delivered by none other than Paul W.S. Anderson (RESIDENT EVIL, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR).

Years after losing contact on a far-flung mission, the Event Horizon reappears off the lightning storm strewn coasts of Neptune and a terrifying scrambled recording is recovered, full of screams & Latin phrases, and the crew apparently murdering one another. A recovery mission is led by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is Dr. Weir (Sam Neill) creator of the ship's "gravity drive,” a device which makes interstellar travel possible. Dr. Weir is a man so defensive of his ship you would think the it was his dead lover… who keeps reappearing all over the place naked and without eyeballs. Dr. Weir isn't the only one experiencing hallucinations (? or are they real?) The whole crew is affected. The EVENT HORIZON came back alive and is infecting the crew's consciousnsess, targeting specific memories of pain, loss & regret and manifesting them.

This was the first R-Rated movie I saw in the theater & my inner repressed Catholic was thrilled & horrified. How could I not be? A blood drenched haunted house movie in the mode of THE SHINING & THE HAUNTING, set in a giant inverted Notre Dame, ALIEN-cribbed military/industrial derelict space craft aesthetics, at its core a mashup of Tarkovsky's SOLARIS & Clive Barker's HELLRAISER. Anderson is blatantly ripping off his favorite SF & horror movies & Frankensteining them together for maximum effect. (Jake Isgar)

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