Event Horizon (1997) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Event Horizon (1997)

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  • Release Date:  1997
  • Genre:  Devil & Demon & Hell, Sci-Fi Horror
  • Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Screenwriter:  Philip Eisner
  • Cast & Crew: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Peter Marinker, Holley Chant, Barclay Wright, Noah Huntley, Robert Jezek

Event Horizon (1997) Rating:

  • Dylan = 7 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9 / 10;
  • Simina = 8 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.7 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 6.1 / 10

Event Horizon (1997) Synopsis:

The film follows the rescue of the “Event Horizon”, a spaceship that has been lost for seven years, but that suddenly reappeared.

Event Horizon (1997) Review:

Event Horizon truly stands amongst the very best films of the horror/science-fiction genre. Set in a futuristic world, you’ll get to meet your usual spaceship crew, as  in Alien  or Sunshine. The difference here is that we are not in the monster genre but, more into the occult theme, which explains why many people tend to associate this film with the Hellraiser series.

Even if there is some bloody scenes, the film horror is not centered around the gore. Instead, the strength of Event Horizon comes from the psychological tension that it creates, and its atmosphere. It is actually one of the darkest horror film that I have ever seen. The ending, for example, is a climax of anxiety and paranoia.

The bunch of actor is also too great for the scope of that movie. Sam Neil (Jurassic Park, In the Mouth of Madness, The Omen III, etc.) and Lawrence Fishburne (Matrix, Predators, etc.) are just fantastic, and associated with a myriad of less known, but as good, actors.

This film is, in my opinion, one the most underrated and under-looked science-fiction film ever made (only 6.6 on IMBD!), for it belongs right next to AlienAliens and Sunshine in the list of “epic sci-fi horror films”.

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