[Random Cool] Grabs From ‘Event Horizon’ Share Flashes of Horrific Visions!

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How technology takes things from the past and makes them even cooler…

Bloody-D’s Jonny B. caught wind of an incredibly cool imgur album that solely shares screen grabs from Paul W.S. Anderson’s incredible 1997 Event Horizon.

Those of you who recall the sci-fi horror Sam Neill-starrer that takes many cues from Ridley Scott’s Alien, it’s about a rescue ship that transports between dimensions – via a black hole – and literally brings Hell upon the crew.

Anderson flash-cuts the hell out of the film, showing terrifying visions in single frames that appear so quickly that it’s literally impossible for the brain to digest it all.

With HD versions of the film in release, and someone with the time to take some screencaps, we now have a series of imagery that shows the incredible effects work that only graces the screen for seconds.

  • xXTheDaymanXx

    This is the same person who made Resident Evil.

    How did we not get the Resident Evil film we wanted. I’m always miffed.

    • Se_7_eN

      I too am quite baffled by Paul’s movie history… He goes from making what (in my opinion) is one of the greatest sci-fi horror movies ever, to Resident Evil.

      WHAT HAPPENED!?

    • divisionbell

      Anderson never really reached this level of horror again. He really should be have been te right man for Resident Evil. It’s too bad.

  • matt

    Looks like something straight out of Hellraiser

  • djblack1313

    i’ve only seen this movie once a million years ago and i didn’t pay that much attention to it but the gore/imagery in this is stunning and dare i say (in some shots) beautiful. are these all in the movie? or is there an unrated version i should watch? i don’t remember most of the movie.

    • GreigShelob

      I don’t remember the first image, but the rest are certainly in the film. There’s only one version of it. I’ve heard that there was stuff cut out during production but there’s never been an extended or director’s cut.

      One of the first things I did when I got the DVD was to watch the flash-cuts in slowmo. Brilliant stuff.

      • djblack1313

        Greig, thanx for the info! :)

    • Absinthespade

      djblack1313, your post is exactly what my response was going to be. Though I saw this when I was like eight years old and probably spent most of it with my eyes closed (even though I remember liking it and always spoke of it in high regard). Now, as an adult looking at these stills, I see the gore is breathtakingly horrifying. I legit cringed at the stills. Kudos to Anderson. I think I ay actually rewatch it again.

  • Ravinus

    Really cool screen grabs. I think Event Horizon is a great movie. “This place is a tomb”…classic quote from Fishburne.

  • diapers

    All the more reason for Anderson to create a directors cut.

  • Joe-Banger

    I saw this when it came out in theatres back in 1997, it was ok. This and Mortal Kombat are the only two films I can think of that Paul did right or well. Everything else sucked!

  • flesheater24

    this is by far andersons best film since mortal kombat. If only he took this gore and put it into the RE films.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabbi.cordero Gabbi Cordero

    “paul w.s. anderson’s incredible 1997 Event Horizon”? yeah right

  • doomas10

    Just for Mortal Kombat and Event Horizon I love PWSA. No kidding. I consider EH one of the scariest films ever. The 2/3s of the film have incredible atmosphere and the scares are out of this world. Having said that, Resident Evil is not bad – it works well even after 11 years as a techno thriller with great pace, but it could have been more. He recently said that they found the lost footage of EH with 40 minutes in it and mentioned during the promotion of REsident Evil REtribution that he will work on it after finishing doing promotions. CAnnot wait for the original (and gorier) vision!

  • wildgator25

    If there were ever a movie that screamed for a prequel, this is it! I have watched this movie several times and absolutely love it each and every time. I wish that someone would make a prequel that shows the ship venturing into Hell. That would be so fucking awesome!

    And yes, it would be like Hellraiser in space.

  • GreigShelob

    I remembered that I bought the original VHS release that came with 3 art cards. Unfortunately I don’t have the tape anymore but I have found the art cards.

    I don’t know if this was just in the UK.

    A quick (crappy) scan of them later and here they are: https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=687696DD7D1819C2&id=687696DD7D1819C2!118