As an adult I've been discovering all those wonderful dark science fiction movies I missed when I was younger. Alien being a prime example.
And speaking of Alien....
Is it a coincidence that the set-up of Event Horizon is eerily reminiscent of that classic Ridley Scott masterpiece?
In both movies the crew of a spaceship comes out of hibernation to answer a mysterious distress call.
In Alien, the crew consists of five men and two women.
In Event Horizon, we have six men and two women.
In both movies, the first victim is killed by disembowelment. (I thought about posting pictures of that, but then changed my mind because the one from Event Horizon is particularly gory and I didn't think everyone would want to see that.)
But Event Horizon borrows imagery from more movies than just Alien.
I couldn't find a picture of the scene where Laurence Fishburne is almost sucked through the broken window, but it reminded me a heck of a lot of a little girl getting sucked into a closet in one of my favorite horror movies.
A few scenes later, we see the walls of the spaceship dripping blood. Again, I couldn't find a picture, but remember this iconic bloody wall scene?
And then, a little later, we have an entire room bathed in blood.
Remind you of anything?
And, of course, the whole idea of opening a portal to hell is straight out of Hellraiser. Again I ask, could all of these things be simple coincidences? I highly doubt it.