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Old 08-18-05, 09:22 PM
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Event Horizon Question -- Looking for similar movies

Does anyone have any suggestions for movies that are similar to Event Horizon? In other words, space-themed horror that is decent?

That being asked, has anyone seen any further news on whether this will actually be released as an SE?
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Old 08-18-05, 10:23 PM
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uhhhhhhh Alien, and I'd say Solaris are probably the closet. Event Horizon is one of my favorite movies. Everything that Paul Anderson made after event horizon sucks. (yes i saw his first movie with jude law, called shopping)
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Although I believe it took place under water rather than space, Sphere plays with the creepy spaceship theme.
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Outland (Connery) is a spaced themed horror movie. Haven't seen it in awhile so it might suck.

Saturn 3 is another one. Not sure if it's any good or if it ever was any good. Been too long.
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Old 08-19-05, 05:21 AM
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Outland (Connery) is a spaced themed horror movie.
It's not really a horror it's more of a western (many consider it to be a remake of High Noon).
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Originally Posted by nemein
It's not really a horror it's more of a western (many consider it to be a remake of High Noon).
Strong agreement. It's more or less a crime drama set in space in my opnion.
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Old 08-19-05, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleCaveman
uhhhhhhh Alien, and I'd say Solaris are probably the closet. Event Horizon is one of my favorite movies. Everything that Paul Anderson made after event horizon sucks. (yes i saw his first movie with jude law, called shopping)

I LOVE Solaris. I think it's an awesome love story with a "sci fi" setting. Anyway, I guess it is as close as you're gonna get but just know that it's nowhere near "scary/graphic" as Event Horizon was.
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Old 08-19-05, 08:02 AM
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My memory sucks, But in the horror space venue there was a movie where an entity gets on a space ship and appears to be members of the crews mother, girl friend etc and then kills or possesses them. real creepy stuff anyone remember the name.
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The Alien series was an obvious choice...owned. I thought Solaris was incredibly boring. Sphere is good and also owned, and yes, a water theme. Outland, I agree, is more a western than a horror. Haven't seen the others. Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-19-05, 08:41 AM
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Not too similar, but Jason X definitely fits under the space horror sub-genre.
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(it was pretty bad though)
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Old 08-19-05, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by imp66
The Alien series was an obvious choice...owned. I thought Solaris was incredibly boring. Sphere is good and also owned, and yes, a water theme. Outland, I agree, is more a western than a horror. Haven't seen the others. Thanks for the input.
Damn, this is a much harder request than it seems. I'm a big horror and sci-fi fan, and there are lots of horror-themed movies set in space, but they're almost all crap (besides the Alien movies). There's one movie that hasn't been mentioned yet that reminds me a lot of "Event Horizon" -- 1981's "Galaxy of Terror". It's cheesy as hell, but fun if you like that kind of stuff. Plus you've got pre-Freddy Robert Englund and a Happy Days-era Erin Moran, and other interesting cast members like Eddie Albert, Sid Haig, and Zalman King (before his soft-core porn days).

"Saturn 5" has been mentioned -- that's more in the robot-on-the-loose genre, and while no classic has a good cast and production. There's Vin Diesel's "Pitch Black" (though its more alien-planet based, than space so maybe it doesn't fit the bill). And crappy movies like "Supernova", "Creature", "Android" (but has a funny performance by Klaus Kinski), "Nightflyers", Hellraiser/Leprechaun/Dracula in space.

If you want to go old-school there are some good ones. Mario Bava's "Planet of the Vampires" and Curtis Harrington's "Queen of Blood" are atmospheric 60's vampire-in-space movies. From the 50's you have "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (a precursor to "Alien") and "Forbidden Planet" (a true classic, that still is striking for its ideas and production).

I'm sure there are more, but that's what comes to me right now.

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(it was pretty bad though)

I prefer "missed opportunity." There's some good stuff still in there somewhere.
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I'm gonna have to go off the path here and say "In the Mouth of Madness." It isn't set in space but it has the same fucked up style of horror as event horizon. Sam Niell even stars in both.
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I prefer "missed opportunity." There's some good stuff still in there somewhere.
I agree. I'd love to see Walter Hill's original cut of the film and not the studio's, which is credited to Alan Smithee's equivalent, Thomas Lee.
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I agree. I'd love to see Walter Hill's original cut of the film and not the studio's, which is credited to Alan Smithee's equivalent, Thomas Lee.
Isn't the studio cut the version Coppola helped work on?

Either or, I can't say I believe Supernova ever was going to be any good. The basic story blows...all this fancy scifi stuff and the idea of Supernova...and really all it is is a damn slasher film.
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I realllly wanted to like Supernova, definitely agree it was a missed opportunity.

Great genre for sure!
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Another good underwater (submarine) flick is Below
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Originally Posted by Mistoffeleez
Another good underwater (submarine) flick is Below
Just watched that one last night.
Perhaps Ghost Ship may interest you as well (not set in space,but still a cool premise).
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Old 08-20-05, 01:34 AM
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Glad to see I'm not the only Event Horizon fan. I don't understand why Paul WS could do such a great job here and be so average-to-terrible at everything else.
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