Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon Quote: “Where We’re Going, We Won’t Need Eyes To See!” – William Weir

Shat The Movies loves a good horror movie, and all three hosts were thrilled when listener Robert in Germany commissioned “Event Horizon.” This 1997 space freak-out film combined sci-fi and infernal themes with performances from Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne, leaving the entire Shat Crew changed.

In this episode, Big D points out filmmakers were entirely too optimistic on Earthlings’ space-faring timeline. Gene accuses “Event Horizon” of being an “Alien” ripoff, and Ash cheers the concept of a haunted house in space.

Remember the paper-and-pencil demo of how to fold space-time? The Latin recording with the cannibal orgy? Who could forget! And the jump scares are top-notch, even if a few are a little forced.

“Event Horizon” was a landmark film for so many of us ’80s and ’90s kids, but does it still hold its place among the spooky greats? Listen and find out.”

Plot Summary: “Event Horizon” When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier, suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate the ship. Accompanied by the Event Horizon’s creator, William Weir (Sam Neill), the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne), begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes evident that something sinister resides in its corridors and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon’s previous journey are still present.

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