Event Horizon – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2014 Day 18

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Event Horizon

Event Horizon belongs in a small but very high level of quality genre called Sam Neill Stars In Creepy Horror. It’s one of my favourite genres. Event Horizon could as well have been called Ominous: The Movie. It starts out with a brief glimpse of what’s to come, and then for the most part manages to keep the tension up throughout. It certainly has similarities to Alien, but goes a more supernatural route. While there are no overt ties to H. P. Lovecraft, the concept of the movie could very well have come straight out of a Lovecraft story. A scientific experiment reaches beyond the boundaries of our universe and brings back something malevolent. At the same time, while the likelihood of the events of the movie being explained away is small, there are potentially natural explanations for what goes on. Mainly that the characters are hallucinating due to oxygen deprivation or carbon monoxide poisoning. The ambiguity is slight, but it’s there. Either way, it’s a damned creepy movie.

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