Monday, October 3, 2016
October Horror Movie Challenge: Event Horizon (1997)
There is a lot I had forgot about. Namely a pre-Matrix Laurence Fishburne, a pre-Gotham Sean Pertwee (son of the Third Doctor), a pre-Harry Potter Jason Issacs (Lucius Malfoy) and pre-Nip/Tuck Joely Richardson. The movie is a good mix of sci-fi and horror with elements of Alien, 2001, Hellraiser and the Shinning and maybe just a little bit of Doom.
The "ghosts" or hallucinations or whatever are still pretty cool. Though I kept wanting it all to be a little better than it was. In fact we did get a better one; The Impossible Planet and Satan Pit episodes of Doctor Who.
I still think it is a good mix. The acting is not terribly great, which is odd given who all is in this cast. The vast majority went on to do bigger and better things.
I always thought an adventure based around a lost and then found but haunted spaceship would be great for an RPG. I even started one for one of the versions of the Star Trek RPG after seeing this. The premise was that the Enterprise-B had been lost and now suddenly was located several thousand light-years and about 100 years after it went missing.
There is the White Star supplement, Event Horizon, that obviously takes some cues from this movie.
I am going to have to give it a run sometime. The book is gorgeous and I think better than the movie.
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