31 Days of Scares- #17 ‘Event Horizon’ We’re Leaving

Jason McDonald

The 31 Days of Scares isn’t a countdown of the best horror movies.  In fact, it’s not even about the best movies. It’s simply about some of my favorite “scares” or scenes from horror movies and they’re in no particular order.  So there’s no need to debate countdown order. It’s pretty random.  With that said: on to the countdown!

Well today sort of ran long and so I’m barely sneaking this one in before the end of the day. It’s currently 11:35 so it’s still the right day, but unfortunately I won’t have much time to dissect this scene.  That’s probably for the best, though, because I’ve chosen a real quick scene.

“Event Horizon” is easily the best film not named “Mortal Kombat” Paul W.S. Anderson has ever directed.  It’s a very cool sci-fi film that blends in paranormal horror and psychological scares.  It also stars Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne, so those are automatic pluses.

For today’s scare I opted to go with a scene that is both the film’s most brutal moment and possibly funniest scene.  At this point in the film Fishburne and his crew have boarded the Event Horizon and are attempting to find out what happened to the previous crew.  In their search they uncover the ship’s logs and manage to decode them.  However, once decoded the logs reveal a horrific orgy of blood and carnage. And Laurence Fishburne has the most logical and sensible response ever delivered in a horror movie.

Check it out below and remember if you want to recommend a horror scene for me to include in the countdown leave it in the comments below!

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      1. Idle Primate October 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        i hate to say it, but it is like a callback to that old Eddie Murphy joke about black people and haunted houses, how white people are stupid and stay, but the house says ‘get out’ to black folk and black folk get the hell out.

        it’s a great little scene, there is no hesitation on Fishburne’s part. he watches 3 seconds of that video and that’s that, they’re leaving.