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FrozenFear 2/6/2013 9:01:41 AM

I remember seeing this movie in the theaters when it first came out (I was in high school) and I still chock it up there with one of the most disturbing films I have ever watched. The bath tub scene with his wife still haunts me to do this day, so props for rewatching it!

acidsquall73 2/6/2013 9:19:04 AM

EH is one of my favorite movies of all time. The subtle, and sometimes not so subtle horror feeling you get throughout the movie still haunts me. The scene in the med bay with the pounding getting closer comes to mind. One scene that always gets me is when they first get to the bridge and they're looking at one of the computer screens. Up in the top corner of the screen is a starting pair of eyes. No rhyme or reason for that staring pair of eyes to even be there, but they are creepy as all hell. One of the creepiest moments of the movie for me. And since there is a lot of mystery surrounding where the ship went, their existence can be chalked up as part of the mystery.

I've actually sat down and started to write a prequel book based on the building of the EH up to it's reappearance in Neptune's orbit. Including where it went and why it came back.

jedibanner 2/6/2013 9:51:22 AM

I saw this in theatre and loved it, everyone else was just so traumotized but me, love this movie.

abduln 2/6/2013 12:50:59 PM

I'd have to disagree with the review, but to each their own. I'm glad this movie did have some audience.

Event Horizon was 96 minutes of my life I'll unfortunately never get back. It wasn't horrific by any good measure, and it wasn't good sci-fi. It seemed like it only had an inch of depth, and half of an inch of intrigue :( I tend not to walk out on movies, no matter how bad. But I should have gotten a clue that I should have, when before I entered the theater two couples were asking for refunds part-way through their showings. Just my tiny opinion.

CyanideRush 2/6/2013 1:01:40 PM

 @Abduln - No worries friend, different strokes for different folks. I really dig the flick, but not everyone has to. I'm sorry you didn't but it happens. 

-Chuck

TheMovieGuy28 2/6/2013 1:10:54 PM

 Sadly, I remember horrible memories from this film-

I was not even 17 when it came out, and I lived in a little town a few minutes east of Los Angeles, called El Monte.

It was an afternoon showing. There were maybe 10 people in the whole theater. This is old school theater seating, not stadium. I sat about 12 rows down on the left side.

In the middle of the theater, there was an older guy, just an adult, maybe not older, but in his 30's, 40's.

About five minutes into previews, here came two gangbanger mexicans and their little kids, and they chose to sit right behind the man.

The children, from what you could see (and hear) kept kicking the old man's seat, until he finally turned around and either told them to stop, or asked the guys to tell their kids to.

Well, as I said, I lived in El Monte, which had a local gang called the EMF (El Monte Flores), and these two guys went off on this old guy.

Both of them came running around the aisle, got right into his face, and started berating and swearing at the old man, tellin him all kinds of words and terms I would not use here. Let's simply say tarentino himself could not have written a dirtier 5 minutes of insults. They were threatening him, his life, telling him how they were going to smash his f*ckin face into the seats until he was a pulp, and were pushing him.

No one in the theater dared move, because it was clearly evident these guys could care less about who they would have hurt.

So they finally sat down, didn't move their seats, and the whole time, throughout the movie, they kept berating the man and calling him names and being truly despised people towards him.

 

I'm a grown man, now 32, soon to be 33. That memory sticks out in my head as one of the most cowardly moments in my life. I was afraid to help the man. I was afraid to get help for him, as I believe everyone else in the theater was afraid as well.

Event Horizon, as technically sound, capable, and visually striking of a film that it is, I can't really watch all the way through to this day, because of that memory.

I loathe bullies. I cannot stand those who would use fear and the threat of violence to get their way. 

I am no longer afraid of bullies, and, though they may kill my body, they would never be able to harm my soul.

So, ultimately, I guess what I'm saying to you guys, my Mania brethren, is that if you ever see someone being bullied, throw caution by the wayside and step in. That could have been your brother, or your father, or worse, your son.

Thanks guys, for reading through this. Much love to you all

SarcasticCaveman 2/6/2013 3:17:48 PM

 I always thought it was neat...like a classic haunted house story that just happens to take place in orbit of Neptune.  Seeing it again recently, I'm not sure it's aged as well as other movies, but still entertaining.

Wiseguy 2/6/2013 3:55:39 PM

One of the best sci/fi/horror films....period. If it wasn't for ALIEN I may consider it tops. Plus great cast.

 

TMG glad to hear you've changed

goldeneyez 2/7/2013 5:55:57 AM

Loved Event Horizon, it was a great flick.

TheMovieGuy28, that was a crazy story.

DarthBob 2/7/2013 6:05:32 AM

This movie had a great set up to become an excellent suspense/thriller type movie then sold out for a cornucopia of senseless gore then proceeded to waste a great cast. This is one of the worst movies I fully endured in the theaters and I only stayed to the end to see where it would end up on the crappolla meter.

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