Thursday, April 30, 2009

Event Horizon (1997)

4 / 5 May '09
Tagline: Infinite Space - Infinite Terror
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Written by: Philip Eisner
Actors include: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Length: 96 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK/USA

I actually thought this was a pretty cool sci-fi piece. It's set in the future and a crew is sent out to find out what happened to a ship that went missing seven years earlier called...Event Horizon (go figure). Anyhow when they find the craft they can tell something isn't quite right, and in fact it's extremely dangerous. It's actually a pretty cool story and the erm obstacle they have to defeat is nearly impossible so it's pretty exciting and action packed. They managed to give a creepy feeling to the film which rarely works but here it does. Also there is a scene that is very fast and it flickers through a bunch of images, if you freeze on each you'll see some really nasty stuff. It's got good actors, a decent plot and a few scares, how can anyone refuse? So what if it's a hybrid of "Hellraiser"/"Alien"/"Aliens" and so on, originality it may not have but excitement it certainly does. I think most action/sci-fi and horror fans should get something out of this one.

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