There's no denying how bottomlessly dumb this movie is, and how it shamelessly lifts its plot from countless other sci-fi movies that are better than Event Horizon (or "E.V." as its fans call it). As you probably already know, it starts out like aliens, and then they board the Event Horizon, which has the stink of evil all over it from having traveled to hell. From there, the hapless crew has hallucinations of their worst fears, acted out in little playlets ala every episode of Star Trek you have ever seen. Nothing new here...
However, I was riveted throughout this tawdry little chunk of cinematic glop for pretty much one reason, which is, quite simply:
GALLONS AND GALLONS OF OOEY-GOOEY BLOOD!!!
It's a very sticky, clumpy, drippy little thriller of a film. It's the kind of film that reminds make-up artists why they never bothered to focus in school as children and, instead, play with their food at the dinner table trying to perfect their "smear" technique.
Probably the best thing about the unbridled gore in this movie is that it is all so laughably unnecessary. Eyeballs explode, people are mercilessly impaled, and brains ooze like microwave lasagna. I recommend watching it with a jumbo meat-lovers pizza for a "feel-around" effect whilst viewing.
Since this movie exceeded its budget in set design and blood (mostly blood), it had little left for anything else. They had to hire a bunch of idiots to star in it, and since they were paid to merely be idiots in the film, nothing was lost on this front and they succeeded brilliantly.
In closing, if you have a free night and your shower does not need re-grouting, I can whole-heartedly endorse "E.V."
Why did I subtract a star? I don't know...look, it's still a dumb movie, okay?