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Event Horizon / Mimic / Deep Rising

Reed Rothchild


Which ones have you seen?  

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  1. 1. Which ones have you seen?

    • Event Horizon (1997)
    • Mimic (1997)
    • Deep Rising (1998)
    • None of the above

Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon (1997) - IMDb

A rescue crew is tasked with investigating the mysterious reappearance of a spaceship that had been lost for seven years.

Hellraiser in space.  Did I make that up, or was that like a critic's quote used to promote the movie?  I don't remember, but it fits.

Actually, lets call it Solaris, but stuff actually happens.

Or how about Sunshine, before Sunshine was a thing.

Whatever you want to call it, this is (yet another) movie I watched young (in the theaters in fact), which then got to live rent-free in my imagination for awhile.  That is always the hallmark of a good horror movie.

Mimic (1997)

Mimic (1997) - IMDb

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

The first appearance from our Spanish Mexican buddy, Guillermo Del Toro.

I actually saw this one in the theaters, and I was so creeped out that night I had trouble sleeping.  What's the only thing grosser than bugs?  Gigantic intelligent bugs, apparently.

Re-capturing the gross, grimy New York that was so famous in movies from the 1970s and 1980s, the movie succeeds in making the viewer deeply unsettled and uncomfortable throughout.  Which is a rousing success in my book.

Deep Rising (1998)

Deep Rising (1998) - IMDb

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only...

Here's a fun one, and another one I watched with my dad when it came out. 

Before he was directing (decidedly uneven) summer popcorn-fare like The Mummy, Stephen Sommers gave us this B-movie classic.  Treat Williams stars as the boat captain who's hired to lead a squad of mercenaries and intercept a cruise ship.  Little do they know that everyone onboard is already dead...

I won't say anymore, but if that teaser interests you, and you like decidedly campy gorefests, check this one out asap.


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I haven't seen any from this group, but I always wanted to watch Event Horizon.  I've heard so many different things about it.  It sounds like a movie that had a lot of potential, but didn't quite work out for numerous reasons.  What I've heard about it reminds of of Prometheus.  A movie that I wanted to like and was really close to being great, but just didn't work out.  

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Schlocky and nonsensical as it can be if you examine it closely, I still love Event Horizon for the atmosphere and the grand concept of it. However, my wife refuses to watch it because she is personally unsettled by any horror movie with implied demonic-like possession, so this is a film I don't revisit as often as I otherwise would.

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