Monday, December 12, 2011

Event Horizon (1997)

I love dark and atmospheric horror. I honestly prefer atmosphere to gore when viewing something. A flick featuring a creepy and eerie feel can make it easier to overlook some flaws. One of the better examples of dark and creepiness is Event Horizon from 1997.

Plot/ A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Sci-Fi / Horror combos are always a mixed bag. Sometimes, these films can be a mess, struggling to determine exactly which direct to move. Fortunately, this film does a great job at marrying the two and never loses focus. This one has a lot going for it, solid acting, interesting story and some decent gore. More than anything this flick boasts some of the best atmospheric horror elements I have seen, creating a very dark, creepy and depressing feeling. Sure, the character development is lacking and there are some small pacing flaws, but those really do not hurt the film. In the end, this complex and dark Sci-Fi / Horror often gets overlooked and is one of the more underrated gems in this genre.  Check it out!

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