It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we recommend a movie that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Event Horizon.
The experimental deep space exploration vessel Event Horizon, which mysteriously vanished seven years ago, reappears in Neptune’s orbit. Where has it been, and what infernal horrors has it brought back?
Featuring cool production design, a relentlessly creepy atmosphere, plot holes, black holes and buckets of blood and gore, Event Horizon combines Hellraiser, Solaris and The Shining into a wildly entertaining and frequently nasty sci-fi shocker. One look at the ship – with its torture chamber-like interior, cruciform windows and meat grinder gravity drive – and you know Sam Neill and co. should be getting the hell out of there. Not since Alien has the haunted house genre been so effectively remixed for a science fiction flick, and there are jump scares aplenty. And, of course, that old outer space chestnut – death by explosive decompression!
Four reasons why Event Horizon rocks:
1. The ship’s sinister design.
2. Weir’s stasis nightmare.
3. Sam Neill’s OTT performance.
4. The high-speed hell dimension montage – use frame-by-frame.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.