Event Horizon

1997 film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson

Event Horizon is a British Sci-fi horror film set in 2047. It deals with a crew of a deep space rescue ship, the Lewis and Clark, who discover a lost experimental ship with a terrifying secret.

Liberate tute me ex inferis
You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse.
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that.
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Screenplay by Philip Eisner (with an uncredited rewrite by Andrew Kevin Walker).
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Captain Miller

  • God help us.
  • [after watching the original crew's final chaotic log] We're leaving.

Dr. Weir

  • You can't leave...she won't let you.
  • Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
  • Do you see?


  • Lt Cmdr D.J.: (after playing a recording of the ship's log) I thought it said libera te me, save me. But it's not me. It's liberate tute me—save yourself. And it gets worse. (Plays recording) There. I think that says ex inferis. Save yourself... from hell.


Starck: Black Hole - the most destructive force in the universe - and you have created one?
Weir: Absolutely, yes! Because we can use that immense power to bend space-time—look, it would take the Lewis and Clark a thousand years to reach the nearest star. The Event Horizon could be there in a day!
Starck: If it worked ...
Weir: [Descending to the black hole generator] You can come down, it is perfectly safe!

[after watching the Event Horizon's horrific final log entry]
Miller: We're leaving.
Weir: No, we can't leave. Our orders are specific.
Miller: Rescue the crew, salvage what's left of the ship. The crew is dead, doctor. Your ship killed them.
Weir: We came here to do a job—
Miller: We're aborting, Doctor! Starck, download the files from the Event Horizon computers. DJ, I want you to get Justin prepped and move him back to the Clark.
DJ: There's stuff I want to get from Medical. I've got to move him into a tank.
Miller: Not a problem. Do it. Peters, I want you to get the CO2 scrubbers back into the Clark. Take Smitty with you.
Weir: Captain... don't do this.
Miller: It's done.
Weir: What about my ship? You can't just leave her!
Miller: I have no intention of leaving her, Doctor. I will take the Lewis and Clark to a safe distance and then I'll launch TAC missiles at the Event Horizon until I'm satisfied she's vaporized. Fuck this ship!
[Weir tries to grab Miller, who shoves him back; the lights shut off]
Starck: [over intercom] Captain Miller, the bio-scan just went off the scale. It looks like the core is draining power from the rest of the ship.
Miller: [into intercom] Get the files. Vacate. I want off this ship.
Weir: You can't leave. She won't let you.
Miller: You just get your gear and get back on the Lewis and Clark, Doctor, or you'll find yourself walking home.
Weir: I am home.

Weir: I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn't she beautiful?
Miller: Your "beautiful" ship killed its crew, Doctor.
Weir: Well... now she has another crew. Now she has us.

Miller: [realizing who it actually was] Weir?
Weir: [cold, dark laughter] The ship brought me back. I told you she won't let me leave. She won't let anyone leave. Did you really think you could destroy this ship? She's defied space and time. She's been to a place you couldn't possibly imagine. And now, it is time to go back.
Miller: I know. To Hell.
Weir: You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. [grasps Miller's head] Now let me show you!
[Miller is subjected to visions of his crew being horrifically tortured and killed]
Miller: NO! No...!
Weir: You see?
Miller: [gasping] No... they're not dead! They're not... dead...!
Weir: Not yet.
Miller: [beating Weir with a CO2 scrubber] YOU! WON'T! TAKE! MY! CREW!
[Weir disarms and viciously beats Miller]
Weir: They're not your crew anymore. They belong to the ship.
Ship voice: Gateway opening.
Miller: Take me. You take me, you leave them alone!
Weir: No. There is no escape. The gateway is open, and you are all coming with me!
[Miller is forced to see more visions]
Weir: Do you see? Do you see?! DO YOU SEE?!
Miller: [grabs detonator] Yes, I see. [activates it]
Weir: [screaming in terror, denied the other surviving crewmembers] NOOOOOOOOOO!!!


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