Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October, we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Event Horizon (1997).
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Director Paul W.S. Anderson arrived on the scene by directing the awesomely bad adaptation of the popular video game Mortal Kombat. But after that, he directed what might be the best movie of his career: the sci-fi horror film Event Horizon starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones and more. Now that movie is poised to become a new series from from Amazon and Paramount Television. Read More »
While studio-released movie posters tend to disappoint these days, we can always count on intrepid artists to create something special on their own. Artist Christopher Shy has created a slew of new watercolor horror movie posters, and they’re stunning. Feast your eyes on these beauties below.
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Event Horizon is so good that it makes you want to reconsider the rest of Paul W.S. Anderson‘s filmography. For those who haven’t seen the movie, it’s essentially Hellraiser in outer space – a spaceship goes to hell and back (literally), bringing all kinds of evil nastiness with it. It shines like a dark, bloody star through the occasionally wooden dialogue, delivering a genre cocktail with flavors of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, and The Exorcist. It’s never as good as those movies, but its B-movie charm provides an equally compelling reason to dig in and enjoy.
For years, we’ve heard rumblings that footage that was removed from the theatrical cut would make its way on to home video, possibly in the form of a director’s cut. However, Anderson has now revealed that this is unlikely – the footage in question is lost.
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“In space, no one can hear you scream.”
The often-quoted but terrifyingly true tagline for 1979’s Alien pretty much sums up how scary space is. Space isn’t just vast, it’s also completely hostile to human existence. While our best technology can get us into space, we’ve seen countless films explore what happens when that technology fails. We love to champion films like The Martian or Gravity, which reward viewers with human ingenuity overcoming scientifically improbable odds to survive, but the truth is space kills. A lot.
As Life, the latest film from Daniel Espinosa (Child 44, Safe House), rolls into theaters this weekend, we’re once again reminded that in space, all bets are off. The film’s trailer sets up what’s become a standard formula for space terror: astronauts living on a space station have discovered extraterrestrial life, which in turn discovers them. In this case, we see this alien life form take hold of one screaming scientist’s finger, setting us up for a truly gnarly death.
So, in the spirit of space and its many suffocating terrors, we put together ten of the worst space deaths we could find in film. From Tarkovsky to Corman, there’s something here for everyone.
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With Thanksgiving this week, we’re heading into a one-month period where we’ll be spending a lot of time with friends and family at various holiday parties and gatherings. So before you get super busy with all your holiday feasting and fun, you might want to take advantage of some of the movies leaving Netflix in December 2016 before they’re gone. Honestly, there’s only a handful of titles that you’ll be sad are leaving, and you can find out which ones they are after they jump. Read More »