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Event Horizon

1997

Film: Event Horizon

Creator: Philip Eisner, Paul Anderson

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Event Horizon

A messy (in more ways than one) but enjoyable slice of space splatter from British director Paul Anderson.

Named after the area of space around a black hole beyond which nothing can escape, the Event Horizon here is an experimental spacecraft that has been missing for years but has just reappeared off Neptune.

A rescue team, led by Laurence Fishburne, is sent to retrieve it. However, it soon becomes apparent that the ship is in the grip of some malevolent force.

Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson and Sean Pertwee bring some class to the B-movie dialogue. Meanwhile Anderson delivers some eye-poppingly nasty sequences that will please horror fans.

Work nominated by Jenny Day.

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