Set in 2047, this futuristic sci-fi shocker stars Laurence Fishburn as Captain Miller. The commander of a rescue team, asked to investigate a deep space distress call from a ship that disappeared some 7 years ago named the Event Horizon.
The ship had been testing a new faster-than-light drive when it apparently vanished, and so Miller and his predominantly English crew take the ships designer Dr William Weir (Sam Neill) along with them to see if they can discover why the ship just suddenly re-appeared after a 7 year absence.
Upon arriving, they find no signs of the crew, apart from a few bloody marks. There doesn't appear to be any immediate clues to their whereabouts, nor can they establish where the ship has been during the last 7 years when it disappeared.
But as the plot unfolds, it would appear that the ship is not as empty or abandoned as they first thought. Firstly the rescue ship explodes, killing several crew members, then the surviving members start acting erratically. Dr Weir goes missing, people start walking out of airlocks and others get killed in the most bizarre, and indeed gruesome, of fashions.
At first they think it's Weir, but it soon becomes apparent that the ship itself is somehow causing these mysterious deaths, which has something to do with the place that the ship disappeared into all those years ago.
Whilst the film has a lot of promise and contains some excellent special effects and gore scenes, it doesn't quite deliver the goods you would expect from a production of this type. Indeed, genre fans will undoubtedly be able to predict what happens next, and would fail to be frightened by it. Although it must be said that the films overall production quality is good, but those that have seen "Galaxy of Terror" may find the plot more than a little familiar.