SF Signal
SF Signal
A community for science fiction fans!
Showing 1-1 of 1
“Creation of the Gravity-Drive. It's "Folding of Space" inadvertently allowed first travel beyond the universe...”
posted in SF Signal
#13 of 19 from Greatest Discoveries/inventions in SciFi literary history by
About this movie


Drawing from Andrei Tarkovsky's heady science fiction meditationSolarisby way ofAlienandHellraiser, this visually splendid but pulpy piece of science fiction schlock concerns a mission in the year 2047 to investigate the experimental American spaceshipEvent Horizon, which disappeared seven years previously and suddenly, out of nowhere, reappeared in the orbit of Neptune. Laurence Fishburne stars as mission commander Captain Miller and Sam Neill is Dr. Weir, the scientist who designed the mystery ship. Miller's T-shirt- and army-green-clad crew of smart-talking pros finds a ship dead and deserted, but further investigations turn up blood, corpses, dismembered body parts, and a decidedly unearthly presence. It turns out that the ship is really a space-age haunted house where spooky (and obviously impossible) visions lure each of the crew members into situations they should know better than to enter. The ship is gorgeously designed, borrowing from the dark, organic look ofAlienand adding the menacing touch of teeth sprouting from bulwark doors and clawlike spikes inexplicably shooting out of the engine room floor. Unfortunately the film is not nearly as inventive as the production design--it turns into a woefully inconsistent psychic monster movie that sacrifices mood for tepid shocks--but the special effects are topnotch, and ultimately the movie has a trashy B movie charm about it.--Sean Axmaker
view wiki


Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Screen Writer: Philip Eisner
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
Runtime: 96 minutes
Studio: Paramount
Lunch Average Rating: +2.3 (7 ratings)
© 2015 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
SF Signal is part of the Lunch.com Network - Get this on your site
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since