1997 Certificate: 18


In space, nobody hears the screams when a rescue team encounters an evil presence on board the deserted spacecraft Event Horizon. Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill star in a superior sci-fi chiller that occupies the otherworldly boundaries between The Shining, Alien and Hellraiser. It looks great - the ship's design was apparently based on Notre Dame cathedral - and once it grabs the gooseflesh, it never lets go. Joely Richardson and the excellent Kathleen Quinlan make up the crew. Resident Evil mastermind Paul Anderson directs.


  • Paul Anderson


  • Joely Richardson

  • Laurence Fishburne

  • Sam Neill

  • Kathleen Quinlan


Deep-space vessel Event Horizon is researching faster-than-light travel when it disappears into outer space, A rescue ship is dispatched to find it, which it does, somewhere beyond Neptune.

Laurence Fishburne and his crew board the spacecraft - to find themselves trapped on a deserted ship at the gateway to Hell...

Hi-tech effects, great Gothic space sets and highly skilled editing apart, the ensuing plot proves to be standard haunted house-style fare, albeit with a juicy 'mad boffin' role for Sam Neill as the ship's creator.

Kathleen Quinlan is also very good as a technician who falls victim to the hallucinations its atmosphere induces.