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(We Got This Covered)   This ship has been beyond the boundaries of the universe, of known scientific reality and it has been to the It's A Small World ride. Now, it is taking us back again and again. Hell is only a word. This is much, much worse   (wegotthiscovered.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 4:19:49 PM  
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Oh my God we have to talk about it now!
 
2021-04-18 4:19:57 PM  
Event Horizon - re:View
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2021-04-18 4:25:47 PM  
Event Horizon is a franchise? I thought it was one ok movie and one epic music video.

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2021-04-18 4:27:15 PM  
Getting this out of the way:

Sam Neill signed up for a movie based on At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft in 1993, hot off Jurassic Park, it's not low-budget, very ambitious, and requires a skilled actor. It's held up..

Fast forward to 1995 - He gets an offer for a Sci-Fi naval action movie, and signs on. Due to meddling, the film is radically changed when he gets the final script...

...meanwhile, the Lovecraft adaptation is finalized as, 'In The Mouth of Madness', just a short while earlier...

...The horror sinks in...

...and that's how Sam Neill starred as the same basic character in two near-identical versions of the same story in less than a calendar year.
 
2021-04-18 4:31:11 PM  
Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.
 
2021-04-18 4:33:32 PM  
I saw Event Horizon when it was first released, but I had completely forgotten about it until now.  But I have never forgotten the horror of It's a Small World After All.
 
2021-04-18 4:33:50 PM  
My sister-in-law tells a story about being on the "It's a Small World" ride at Disney when it broke down.  She spent an hour stuck in one of the cars while they tried to get it moving.  The only time the music stopped was when they would give updates and tell everyone to stay calm and stay where they were.

I maintain that despite the statute of limitations expiring she has grounds for a lawsuit.
 
2021-04-18 4:43:55 PM  
Fark off subby.

Fark off whoever approved the link.

Fark off WGTC.
 
2021-04-18 5:05:58 PM  

Skarekrough: My sister-in-law tells a story about being on the "It's a Small World" ride at Disney when it broke down.  She spent an hour stuck in one of the cars while they tried to get it moving.  The only time the music stopped was when they would give updates and tell everyone to stay calm and stay where they were.

I maintain that despite the statute of limitations expiring she has grounds for a lawsuit.


Sometimes those dolls, they look right into ya. Right into your eyes. Y'know the thing about a doll's eyes, they've got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a shark's eyes. When they come at ya, they don't seem to be livin'... those black eyes roll over white, and then... oh, then you hear that terrible high-pitch singin': It's a small world afterall, it's a small world afterall...
 
2021-04-18 5:21:47 PM  
I'm wondering if the reported fan-canon of Event Horizon being the initiating event for the Warhammer universe has something to do with it.

I don't know from Warhammer, but I like fan-theories.
 
2021-04-18 5:39:02 PM  
Hey look, it's We Made This Up.

fark you subby. And fark you everyone who approved the link.
 
2021-04-18 6:06:39 PM  
I thought it was a pretty good movie when I saw it in the theater.  I wasn't surprised to see it become achieve cult status when people finally saw it.

If all those Hellraiser movies can be popular, why not this?
 
2021-04-18 6:07:05 PM  
Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.
 
2021-04-18 6:21:14 PM  
This time they can bring Dwayne Johnson along with his Bio-Force Gun.
 
2021-04-18 6:42:27 PM  
It was an interesting concept.  But it's not a good movie.
 
2021-04-18 6:44:21 PM  
the corporate succubus mickey strikes again
 
2021-04-18 6:51:33 PM  
This is one of those movies I'll watch if I run across it on cable or streaming. Don't have high expectations, but I'd be interested.
 
2021-04-18 6:52:19 PM  
I prefer this one

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2021-04-18 6:53:08 PM  

buntz: [Fark user image image 300x300]
Oh my God we have to talk about it now!


Marry me.
 
2021-04-18 7:10:29 PM  

Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie.


Pandorum is considered an unofficial sequel, made by the same producers.
 
2021-04-18 7:18:35 PM  

Coach McGirk: buntz: [Fark user image image 300x300]
Oh my God we have to talk about it now!

Marry me.


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2021-04-18 7:18:56 PM  

Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.


I'm getting a little sick of "horror in space". There's so much great sci fi out there, but we keep getting "horror in space" or "giant robots fighting".
 
2021-04-18 7:20:38 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.

I'm getting a little sick of "horror in space". There's so much great sci fi out there, but we keep getting "horror in space" or "giant robots fighting".


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They can't all be as great as this gem.
 
2021-04-18 7:21:50 PM  

BullBearMS: I thought it was a pretty good movie when I saw it in the theater.  I wasn't surprised to see it become achieve cult status when people finally saw it.

If all those Hellraiser movies can be popular, why not this?


One of the first horror movies I saw in the theater and it damn near literally scared the piss out of 15 year old me. It also holds up a hell of a lot better than Hellraiser.
 
2021-04-18 7:23:04 PM  

TappingTheVein: Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie.

Pandorum is considered an unofficial sequel, made by the same producers.


Huh - recently rewatched that in my quarantine streaming haze. Did not know that, but definitely see how it would fit.
 
2021-04-18 7:30:24 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.

I'm getting a little sick of "horror in space". There's so much great sci fi out there, but we keep getting "horror in space" or "giant robots fighting".


Well, intelligent space horror. Not sure how well this show would fit that. I'm going through a years long obsessed with space, aliens, and space travel phase. Lovecraft in Spaaace stuff does seem more fantasy than sci-fi most times it's done.
 
2021-04-18 7:48:38 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.

I'm getting a little sick of "horror in space". There's so much great sci fi out there, but we keep getting "horror in space" or "giant robots fighting".


And we could certainly do more with giant robots fighting.
 
2021-04-18 7:49:40 PM  
Oh I don't know. Being behind a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds when this pops up at the end of the ride could be full of lulz.

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2021-04-18 7:51:50 PM  

luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.


We watched The Black Hole on Disney+ the other day.

I forgot how bizarre and disturbing the ending is.
 
2021-04-18 8:15:24 PM  

Sgt Otter: luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.

We watched The Black Hole on Disney+ the other day.

I forgot how bizarre and disturbing the ending is.


Yep. Everyone dies.
 
2021-04-18 8:24:09 PM  
all me:

Disney Reportedly Wants To Acquire The Event Horizon Franchise anything anyone shows any interest in at all.
 
2021-04-18 9:03:15 PM  
Every now and then, Ebert got off a great line:

The screenplay creates a sense of foreboding and afterboding, but no actual boding.
 
2021-04-18 9:27:57 PM  

Raoul Eaton: But I have never forgotten the horror of It's a Small World After All.


Anaheim is much more tolerable than Orlando. They added in Disney puppets in the relevant regions (Peter Pan & Wendy in England, Aladdin & Jasmin in the Middle East, Lilo $ Stitch on Hawaii...) so you have things to focus on other than the music loop.


Now, I agree that Event Horizon isn't exactly a franchise, but modifying and restarting/rebooting it could be a solid leap into a Warhammer 40K franchise. An Imperial ship jumps into the Warp, only to experience a failure of it's Gellar field. Now, the ship's crew has to fight off a demonic invasion as the ship tries to exit the Warp and reach safety.
 
2021-04-18 10:24:39 PM  

BullBearMS: I thought it was a pretty good movie when I saw it in the theater.  I wasn't surprised to see it become achieve cult status when people finally saw it.

If all those Hellraiser movies can be popular, why not this?


Damn right. The movie has its basis in lots of Sci-fi, Body horror, and Psychological horror.*

You look into the abyss, it might drive you insane, or it might look back.

When modifying yourself for survival, at what point do become something other than Human?

What are you willing to do to go home again? Sacrifice your crew to make a demonic space warp machine function?

*I liked the movie a lot, but from everything I have read, the studio really borked the end product. I would be really interested to see the director's cut, but apparently the cut pieces of physical film have been lost to history.
 
2021-04-18 10:25:29 PM  

Bslim: I prefer this one

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Omg. That movie was awful.
 
2021-04-19 12:52:01 AM  
Is it a prequel to warhammer 40k?
 
2021-04-19 3:23:40 AM  

baron von doodle: Bslim: I prefer this one

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Omg. That movie was awful.


It starts good to great, then takes a hard right turn in style and tone at the end. I didn't mind it, but I understand why many did.
 
2021-04-19 4:25:38 AM  
I hated that movie in the theater

/If you want space horror do something cool, not This tripe
 
2021-04-19 4:49:28 AM  
Wait, wait, wait. I enjoyed the hell out of E.Horizon, but this is the first I've heard of it not being what was originally intended. Anyone have info on how what we got was changed from what was planned?
 
2021-04-19 5:32:54 AM  

luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.


Can't they also put in the body horror of alien to add to the mix?
 
2021-04-19 5:35:54 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Wobambo: Franchise is being pretty generous for one movie. I'd be interested in space horror show, but geezus cheezus there is too much streaming content and I'm kind of sick of all of it at this point.

I'm getting a little sick of "horror in space". There's so much great sci fi out there, but we keep getting "horror in space" or "giant robots fighting".


Giant Robots fighting Kaiju in Space!
 
2021-04-19 5:38:28 AM  

UncleDirtNap: Oh I don't know. Being behind a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds when this pops up at the end of the ride could be full of lulz.

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They would probably just put plastic on the seats rather then clean them all the time.
 
2021-04-19 6:58:14 AM  

punkwrestler: luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.

Can't they also put in the body horror of alien to add to the mix?


Not if they want to put it on Disney+, which is absolutely where it would end up. That said, there's plenty of PG body horror in "Black Hole"
 
2021-04-19 7:02:57 AM  

luidprand: punkwrestler: luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.

Can't they also put in the body horror of alien to add to the mix?

Not if they want to put it on Disney+, which is absolutely where it would end up. That said, there's plenty of PG body horror in "Black Hole"


But think of it, they can do baby alien stuffed animals and action figures for the holidays. Maybe even put in a scene where they are dancing, so they are playful evil just like the Gremlins!
 
2021-04-19 7:19:33 AM  

baron von doodle: BullBearMS: I thought it was a pretty good movie when I saw it in the theater.  I wasn't surprised to see it become achieve cult status when people finally saw it.

If all those Hellraiser movies can be popular, why not this?

Damn right. The movie has its basis in lots of Sci-fi, Body horror, and Psychological horror.*

You look into the abyss, it might drive you insane, or it might look back.

When modifying yourself for survival, at what point do become something other than Human?

What are you willing to do to go home again? Sacrifice your crew to make a demonic space warp machine function?

*I liked the movie a lot, but from everything I have read, the studio really borked the end product. I would be really interested to see the director's cut, but apparently the cut pieces of physical film have been lost to history.


I watched the DVD commentary and basically the director said "yeah since they really only had laserdiscs at the time we didn't figure it would be worthwhile to save any extra material so that's why there are only a few interviews and storyboards included on this special edition." Either the guy had never heard of special edition laserdisc box sets which were a (very expensive) thing when Event Horizon was produced, or the crew didn't think their project warranted issue on such an expensive medium and didn't figure anything cheaper would come along in the future. Either way, no bonus footage is likely going to show up. The original script was even weirder anyway (apparently the ship was supposed to be infested with an actual life form with tentacles and everything) so I'm not sure any of it would have been worth watching if it had gone to film before a revision.
 
2021-04-19 8:12:07 AM  
This became a cult classic? Seriously? Did anyone even remember this movie? About SuperNova with James Spader, are we going to get a franchise out of that too?

Shows like Altered Carbon get canceled after only 2 seasons, so it makes sense to take a mediocre to bad 90s pseudo scifi horror to turn it into a franchise. This is why I don't bother with TV hardly anymore. I actually held off watching The Expanse until end of season 3, only to see it canceled just as I started watching it.

At least Apple's Foundation series has promise. If it is good, I expect Apple to cancel it in 3...2...1
 
2021-04-19 9:01:05 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: Is it a prequel to warhammer 40k?


IIRC, the WH40K fanbase has unofficially adopted it as such, or at least a demonstration of what happens when you travel the Warp without a Geller Field.

The screenwriter admitted to being inspired by WH40K.
 
2021-04-19 9:05:16 AM  

Sgt Otter: luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.

We watched The Black Hole on Disney+ the other day.

I forgot how bizarre and disturbing the ending is.


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2021-04-19 9:59:42 PM  

Two16: Sgt Otter: luidprand: Why would they? They already got "The Black Hole". Mix some Solaris in that, and they'll have the same thing, except without the over-the-top gorenography.

/So much better.
//Good ideas, ok execution
///Describes both "The Black Hole" and "Event Horizon"
////and the lesser, Russian, version of Solaris.

We watched The Black Hole on Disney+ the other day.

I forgot how bizarre and disturbing the ending is.

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/big brass mouse balls...


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