Event Horizon (1997)

USA, UK, 1997
35mm film, colour, 2.55:1
Dolby, stereo, English

An American/British science fiction/horror film directed by Paul Anderson.

Plot Summary

In the year 2047 the starship Event Horizon suddenly reappears seven years after it fell into a black hole. The crew of second ship sent to investigate find that something has returned with the Event Horizon, something determined to kill them all.


Directed by: Paul Anderson
© MCMXCVII [1997] by Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures and Lawrence Gordon present a Golar Productions in association with Impact Pictures. A Paul Anderson film
Executive Producer: Nick Gillott
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Jeremy Bolt
Written by: Philip Eisner
Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle
Edited by: Martin Hunter
Visions of Hell Sequence Edited by: Nicholas Weyman-Harris
Music by: Michael Kamen
Additional Music : Orbital
Sound Mixer: Chris Munro
Costume Designer: John Mollo
Chief Make-up Artist: Pauline Heys
Chief Hairstylist: Stephanie Kaye
The Weir/Beast Make-up Effects Designed and Created by: Animated Extras
Prosthetics/Animatronics: Image Animation
Special Effects Supervisors: Neil Corbould, Clive Beard, Trevor Wood, Paul Corbould, David Williams
Visual Effect Supervisor: Richard Yuricich
Special Visual Effects: Cinesite (Europe) Ltd
Special Visual Effects: The Computer Film Company, London
Motion Control Photography: The Magic Camera Company
Production Designer: Joseph Bennett
US Casting by: Deborah Aquila, Jane Shannon-Smith
UK Casting by: John and Ros Hubbard
Filmed at: Pinewood Studios, London, England

Laurence Fishburne (Miller)
Sam Neill (Weir)
Kathleen Quinlan (Peters)
Joely Richardson (Starck)
Richard T. Jones (Cooper)
Jack Noseworthy (Justin)
Jason Isaacs (D.J.)
Sean Pertwee (Smith)
Peter Marinker (Kilpack)
Holley Chant (Claire Weir)
Barclay Wright (Denny)
Noah Huntley (burning man)
Robert Jezek (rescue technician)

Alternative Titles

Destinatie mortala – Romania
O Enigma do Horizonte – Brazil, Portugal
Event Horizon – Am Rande des Universums – Austria, Germany, Switzerland (German)
Event horizon – viimeinen horisontti – Finland (television)
Event Horizon : Le Vaisseau de l’au-delà – France
Event Horizon: La nave de la muerte – Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico
Halálhajó – Hungary
Horizont události – Czech Republic
Horizont udalosti – Slovakia
Horizonte Final – Spain
Įvykių horizontas – Lithuania
Krvavo obzorje – Slovenia
La nave de la muerte(Alternative Title) – Argentina
Punto di non ritorno – Italy
Na rubu horizonta – Croatia
Den sista horisonten(Swedish, informal title) – Finland
To skafos tou tromou – Greece
The Stars My Destination – working title
Ufuk faciası(Turkish) – Turkey
Ukryty wymiar – Poland
Viimeinen horisontti – Finland (video)
Το σκάφος του τρόμου – Greece
Безмежний обрій – Ukraine
Горизонт подій – Ukraine
Коначни хоризонт – Serbia
Крізь обрій – Ukraine
На ивици хоризонта – Serbia (DVD)
Сквозь Горизонт – Russia
Смъртоносен хоризонт – Bulgaria
イベント・ホライゾン) – Japan
撕裂地平線 – Taiwan


See also
Alien (1979)



  • American Cinematographer vol.78 no.8 August 1997) p.38-48 – illustrated interview with Paul Anderson and Adrian Biddle (Unearthly terrors by Ron Magid)
  • American Cinematographer vol.78 no.8 August 1997) p.50-53 – illustrated article (Scare tactics by Ron Magid)
  • Broadcast 24 Oct 1997) p.5 – article (Kodak pulls plug on Cineon by Dominic Timms)
  • Cinefantastique vol.29 no.2 August 1997) p.8-13 – illustrated article (Event Horizon by Alan Jones)
  • Cinefex no.73 March 1998) p.49-56, 145 – illustrated article (Starship Hades by Kevin H. Martin)
  • Empire no.100 October 1997) p.44-45 – illustrated review (New films by Ian Nathan)
  • Empire no.106 April 1998) p.120 – illustrated review (Video to rent by Adam Smith)
  • Empire no.126 December 1999) p.156 – illustrated article (Five great loopy logos)
  • Empire no.99 September 1997) p.150 – soundtrack review (Music soundtracks etc.)
  • Empire no.99 September 1997) p.70-80 – illustrated interview with Jeremy Bolt, Laurence Fishburne, Paul Anderson and Alex Bicknell (Fear and loathing in zero g by Ian Freer)
  • Eyepiece vol.18 n1 Feb/Mar 1997) p.21 – credits
  • Fangoria no.164 July 1997) p.8 – illustrated article (Monster Invasion by Dave Hughes)
  • Fangoria no.165 August 1997) p.3-35 – illustrated article (Terrors beyond the Event Horizon by Dave Hughes)
  • Fangoria no.170 March 1998) p.12 – illustrated article (The Cutting Room by Anthony C. Ferrante)
  • Film Review Special no.22 Yearbook 1997/98) p.35 – illustrated review
  • Framework no.3 Summer 1997) p.8-9 – illustrated interview with Jeremy Bolt (Event Horizon: bringing Hollywood home by John Murray)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.345 no.6 26 Nov 1996) p.15 – credits (Film production by Brian Fuson)
  • In Camera Autumn 1997 p.1-3 – illustrated credits, interview with Paul Anderson
  • In Camera Summer 1997 – credits
  • Interzone no.125 (November 1997) p.37 – review (by Nick Lowe)
  • Legend no.26 1998) p.32 – illustrated soundtrack review (CD Reviews by Daniel Azevedo)
  • Neon March 1997 pp.22, 23 – illustrated article (Out there: In production by Louise Brealey)
  • Premiere vol.5 no.8 (September 1997) pp.42-49 – illustrated interviews with Jeremy Bolt and Paul Anderson (Event Horizon: To boldly go…/Double Impact by Sheldon Hall and Mark Salisbury)
  • Science Fiction Film and Television vol.12 no.1 (Spring 2019) pp.53-72 – article (Square-jawed strength: gender and resilience in the female astronaut film by Lisa Purse)
  • Screen International no.1085 (22 November 1996) p.34 – credits (UK production)
  • Screen International no.1091 (17 January 1997) p.4 – illustrated note
  • Screen International no.1105 (25 April 1997) p.22 – credits, article (Event Horizon by Louise Tutt)
  • Screen International no.1115 (4 July 1997) p.14-17 – illustrated article (Focus: International Releasing: Queues control by John Hazelton and Mike Goodridge)
  • Shivers no.45 (September 1997) p.34-39 – illustrated article
  • Sight & Sound vol.7 no.10 (October 1997) p.46-47 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (Reviews by Mark Kermode)
  • Sight & Sound vol.8 no.4 (April 1998) p.58 – video review (Video choice: rental by Tom Tunney)
  • Starburst no.230 (October 1997) p.22-26 – illustrated interview with Courtney Vanderslice (Neptune clouds, fire and ice by Jeremy Clarke)
  • Variety 18 August 1997 p.30, 33 – credits, synopsis, review (Film reviews by Joe Leydon)


  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.289, 296
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.494-498