Paul W. S.
Andrew Kevin Walker (uncredited)
In a not too
distant future, a rescue ship is sent to the outskirts of space to look
for the suddenly reappearing Event Horizon, an enormous space ship
designed for superluminous travel utilizing an artificial black hole. The
crew is a combination of Hollywoodishly military tough guys (in James
Cameron fashion) and far more academically oriented female scientists.
Amazingly, none of the crew members have been informed of either the
mission nor lead scientist Dr. William Weir's special personal interests
in Event Horizon, but as you watch this sci-fi-clad horror film,
you're not meant to ask questions as much as get ready to be scared by
more or less cheap thrills. As directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, Event
Horizon reveals a true interest for the occult, but the hell
connection is ultimately unconvincing. It seems to be deployed almost by
default and is not given any true relevance except as a simple way out
for the screenwriters who towards the end cling desperately to the vault
they're trying to rob, while the filmmakers condescend to bombarding us
with commercialized faux horror.