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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer: Philip Eisner

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan

Event Horizon (1997) – IMDb

Alright, I’ll fess up – this movie may or may not have a bit of a leg over most movies as far as ratings, considering the first time I saw it was on pay-per-view when I was 15, and it sent me hiding behind the couch – twice. Also when I had a mole removed from my back to have it checked for cancer, the nurse said “This looks like something out of Event Horizon”… seriously how wrong is that?

Anyway, this is a futuristic movie involving a ship that the government attempted to use for space travel by creating a black hole. For those not better versed in Astronomy the Event Horizon is basically the “line of no return” in a black hole, where everything, including light, cannot escape the pull of the black hole’s gravity

But that’s beside the point. The ship disappears for a number of years, and returns randomly at Pluto… and a crew is sent to retrieve it were a bunch of really bad shit starts to happen.

To say more would ruin much of the exciting things that happen in this movie, but it is an exciting ride of suspense and gore that I hadn’t seen up until seeing this movie. It preys on fears of the dark, of memories of the past, gore, death… Its creepiness level is quite high… for that, for good acting (a number of great actors), good effects (for the time), and high-rewatchablitly… this movie gets the coveted 5 Bloody Kitties.

five bloody kitties