Movie Defense Force: Event Horizon - You Won't Need Eyes To See

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Event Horizon - You Won't Need Eyes To See

"Why does this need defending?" LOOK JUST LET ME HAVE THIS, OKAY!?

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I had absolutely no idea this was considered a bad movie by some. I know it's not a perfect movie, but it does suspense so damn well, I just assumed many had labeled it a 'good' or at least average film.

As an unrelated point I crack this one out each Halloween and challenge friends and family members to watch it with me, as it's hilarious to see people's first reactions to the film as they're normally so horrified by it. I find people just don't expect it to be as scary as it is.

I was waiting for this one ever since I came across all the awful reviews it got. I only watched it recently, but I really enjoyed it.

Blazing Steel:
people just don't expect it to be as scary as it is.

and that's why it gets you...
"Oh look it's Sam Neill, he's a nice guy.... oh god what is he doing!!!!"

Agreed Jim, this is an overlooked classic, an overlooked "I'm not going to sleep for a week" classic!

putowtin:

Blazing Steel:
people just don't expect it to be as scary as it is.

and that's why it gets you...
"Oh look it's Sam Neill, he's a nice guy.... oh god what is he doing!!!!"

The denial which even I went through the first time, where you tell yourself that "He's not doing that! He can't! Nope Nope Nope..."

Definitely lost in the Warp for a while there, but changed in a way that is far more subtle than red goat-demons swinging hellfire swords at you because RAEG.

Event Horizon is considered a horror? really?

I've seen it many times and it's a good thriller as well as a good film but not really a horror.

Of the many horror films I've seen, and I too am not an easy scare, this is the one movie that legitimately scared me. Both the first time I saw it as a kid and even recently. Shame how underrated it is.

It's amazing how keyed into the world you think you are via the web, but you're still so ignorant of the views of your favorite things.

I saw Event Horizon in the theater when it came out. I got a girlfriend from it. I love it. I love it good.

The ending always felt weak to me. I wanted the Ship to go into full Batshit crazy instead of electing an Omnipresent Avatar like Jason Voorhees.

But now that I can feel that the Omnipresent Avatar was touched by one of the Dark Gods* to do his bidding, everything is so much awesome.

somewhere on Mars, the names of the Valiant who first came across the Terrible Enemy are etched and muttered reverence to.

*Ten bucks says it was Tzeentch.

How was this ever bad or panned!!! I'm out raged this is a fantastic film, a master class of horror and sci-fi I love it and it sits as one of my most loved fimls ever. Don't feel this needed defending but spreading the word of a great film never hurts and you defended it well from whatever philistines would attack it.

Jim, this format is clearly running out of steam. I like to listen to you talking about movies. You should just face the fact that there is not an infinite number of movies around that are a) well-known enough for people to care, b) considered bad by many and c) not really that bad.

Just retool the show to Jim Sterling's Movie-Hour and send Moviebob a fruit basket and you won't have to face the same question over and over all week.

Would be a shame about that jingle, though, it is really catching.

Why are you def-

""Why does this need defending?" LOOK JUST LET ME HAVE THIS, OKAY!?"

Oh. Just wanted to give a shout out to one of your favourite movies. Thats cool, I love Event Horizon as well :D

First time I saw it I was flipping through the channels at home like at eleven at night, and something starting on HBO. It started getting all sciency, so I was like "found something to watch!" I was not expecting it to be horror though, let alone how far it went with it.

stupid facebook plugin never lets me post....

i wanted to reply to the guy who asked how this could possibly be a prequel to Warhammer 40k...

... an unprotected ship heads into The Warp..... (no Gellar Field)...

and you have the Event Horizon.

Whenever I watch Event Horizon I like to think of it as the 'Dead Space' movie.

Also I don't think I've ever actually met someone who hated this film - does a film qualify for a Movie Defense Force just by virtue of being hated by critics?

Because I can think of a loooooooooooooong list of films that critics despised and everyone else on the planet loved.

Blazing Steel:

putowtin:

Blazing Steel:
people just don't expect it to be as scary as it is.

and that's why it gets you...
"Oh look it's Sam Neill, he's a nice guy.... oh god what is he doing!!!!"

The denial which even I went through the first time, where you tell yourself that "He's not doing that! He can't! Nope Nope Nope..."

it certainly took me by surprise, as the hunky scientist is usually to good guy. instead Lawrence Fishburn ended up being the protagonist, and i thought that was really cool, and his role wasn't a role that black people normally play as, and he puled it off quite well.

Kumagawa Misogi:
Event Horizon is considered a horror? really?

I've seen it many times and it's a good thriller as well as a good film but not really a horror.

i thought the same thing, still i throughly enjoyed the movie.

Personally I like to think of it as "The Shining in Space" :3

Anyone else ever slow down/pause the film when they're watching the video log of the first crew? Particularly about half-way through the movie when it just starts playing by itself and the images come through really clear.

There's some really fucked up stuff going on in that video log. o.o

That's a great movie, on par with the Alien movies. I certainly didn't enjoy it any less. It needs no defense.

Pandorum on the other hand could have used some spotlight. I liked that one a lot as well, but it's not all that well known, I think. Granted - I saw it on TV, and didn't expect anything of it.

"Why does this need defending?" LOOK JUST LET ME HAVE THIS, OKAY!?

Exactly what I thought, actually. This is a very good movie and, yes, this is one of the few that actually managed to affect me. It's not even that bloody, but then most gore fests actually fail to be scary anyway. The implications and hints in Event Horizon are scarier than mere blood ever could be.

Everyone I know who has watched this movie agrees that it was a hard R rating away from being an instant classic.

I watched a bit of this on TV once. I remember thinking I really should get around to watching the whole thing from beginning to end one of these days. Eventually. Hopefully. What I did see of it looked really good though.

@Jimothy Sterling, you should watch Elementary the CBS Sherlock Holmes show where Sean Pertwee plays Detective Lestrade a washed up has-been that takes credit for all of Holmes' work.

I just watched this again a few months ago and while I don't consider it one of the best horror films (shitty "in your face" CGI kinda puts me off a bit), it's still one hell (no pun intended) of a VERY entertaining ride, I ALWAYS make sure to watch this with loud volume, in the dark and if possible, alone.

This is definitely one of those movies that just doesn't seem to get old with each subsequent watch (bar shitty CGI) and definitely one of those I watch yearly.

I also like to think this movie is more related to Doom than you might think :)

WHO DARES CRITICISE THIS MOVIE? I HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW THEM!!!

You know, people asking why this needs defending, you should probably look at the critical reviews.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/event_horizon/

It needs defending because it reviewed terribly.

COuldn't agree more Jim. I've never understood how this film was considered bad. One of the few horror movies to legitimately terrify me.

I remember watching this years ago and liking it but I don't remember it being that scary, and I'm a huge wuss.

Gonna have to rewatch it I think.

RJ 17:
Personally I like to think of it as "The Shining in Space" :3

Anyone else ever slow down/pause the film when they're watching the video log of the first crew? Particularly about half-way through the movie when it just starts playing my itself and the images come through really clear.

There's some really fucked up stuff going on in that video log. o.o

Going to try that. If it's true, I love you.

Wow. It's been awhile since I've seen it. I remember some creepy imagery from the video log, but those are some screwed up shots.

Well, seems like everyone has their own version of that other universe this movie might relate to...

For me, it is the DooM universe. In fact, for a while I thought Even Horizon was the actual DooM movie they had been hinting at for so long, only retitled for some weird reason.

And, honestly, I think it captures the feel of the setting (teleportation opens a gate to literal Hell) quite well.

To this day, the most chilling part of this movie, for me, is the Video Log from the dead crew. Not because of the eye thing... But because they all start screaming in terror an agony the very second the drive is engaged, and my imagination went wild with speculation on what horrors had befallen them.

Guess in horror, rather than "show, don't tell", it's "suggest, don't show".

God, my family and I love this movie to death. The reason it needs a "defense force" is because it was apparently panned by critics upon release. But when has anyone ever taken movie critics seriously?

And so many quotable lines, to boot.

Going to rent this one right now.

putowtin:

Blazing Steel:
people just don't expect it to be as scary as it is.

and that's why it gets you...
"Oh look it's Sam Neill, he's a nice guy.... oh god what is he doing!!!!"

Agreed Jim, this is an overlooked classic, an overlooked "I'm not going to sleep for a week" classic!

...Yep, then that flashback scene. You know the one, the one in which every transition is accompanied by a white flash and a screech that would send the unaware viewer ass over elbow out of their chair. And her face..."well...that's not right at all, I wouldn't...F***!"

Skeleon:

"Why does this need defending?" LOOK JUST LET ME HAVE THIS, OKAY!?

Exactly what I thought, actually. This is a very good movie and, yes, this is one of the few that actually managed to affect me. It's not even that bloody, but then most gore fests actually fail to be scary anyway. The implications and hints in Event Horizon are scarier than mere blood ever could be.

Well, I think that's certainly true...but the flashes of gore I saw were...still quite something. Especially right at the end when everything goes Hong Kong style. Almost looks like a shrine to Khorne, particularly situated in the portal room itself. That thing is intimidating.

SnakeoilSage:
Definitely lost in the Warp for a while there, but changed in a way that is far more subtle than red goat-demons swinging hellfire swords at you because RAEG.

Well to be fair, Khorne is more about swinging swords and axes at his foes than mind fucking with them.

My personal take on it was yes it got lost in the Warp but some minor daemon managed to get on board the ship, just a little minor daemon not belonging to the Four.

Always tickled me that when Tuvok goes a bit wrong in Voyager the images that flash through his head are almost all pulled from Event Horizon. Even Vulcans liked this movie.

I didn't think this movie was that bad. It wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible.

After re-watching this on netflix after so long im convinced its a warhammer40k film lol set in the early days of warp traval and simply got lost in the warp and the shit was possessed by a warp deamon and then in tern corrupted the science guy to chaos who made the ship. Think.....i need to lay off the 40k novels

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