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An original and entertaining sci-fi horror
on 1 October 2007
'Event Horizon' begins when a group of astronauts are sent into deep space to escort a legendary spacehip that has been missing for 7 years back to Earth. Once they get onto the ship they learn that the ship can travel from one point of the universe to another in an instant, breaking many rules of science and also unleashing a hellish evil onto the ship. One by one the group begin to go crazy with demons from the past taunting them to harm themselves and the others.
There are some great performances from Sam Neill and Lawrence Fishburn in this film with Neill portraying the insane scientist at the end, that is unlike anything I have seen him in before proving what a good actor he is. The special effects are top-notch for the time it was made (1997) and the space settings and ships are very detailed and believable. The story begins quite well but does go off the rails a little near to the end, but is still an exiting and entertaining sci-fi horror all the same. Although not the best of it's genre, with other great films like Sunshine and Alien about, this is still a worthwhile watch and is woth picking up if you can get it for a fiver.