Event Horizon (1997)
Duration: 96 minutes
I watched this show as a kid and remember having nightmares about it, maybe that was Sphere since Queen Latifa isn’t in this one……..Maybe it was both of them. Either way lets see if it is scary still or just triggering the overactive imagination of a 7 year old. Maybe I was 8 or 9 when I saw this movie. Can’t remember but I was 7 the year it was released so we will go with that. Yes, I have liked horror movies for a very long time! My mother and I used to watch them together.
The opening starts with “2015 first permanent colony established on the moon”. The high hopes of science fiction already disappointed as it is 2016 and nothing like that exist now. In fact, most space exploration has been stopped or stalled due to the extremely high cost and little pay off. I love old movies that high hopes for the future of space exploration.
This movie doesn’t waste its time getting to the creep factor! The effects are obviously old but I think that they have held up pretty well over the years for what they are. I mean this film is nearly 20 years old after all.
The sets are incredible in this movie. A lot of time and effort went into them it is clear.
This is another well casted movie with Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, and Joely Richardson among them. These are the names you will recognize but all of the cast did a phenomenal job. Some of the British accents seemed off but this is a minor issue in the grand scheme of this movie.
This movie, as an adult, is for sure not nightmare inducing but it was intense and great fun to watch. Even 20 years later. If you like science fiction and/or horror this movie is perfect for you!
IMDB: 6.7 at time of review
Amazon: 3.4 out of 5 at time of review. Available for streaming (rental and purchase).
Netflix: available for streaming at time of review
Mala’s Review: 5 out of 5