Trivia / Event Horizon

  • Actor Allusion: Sam Neill once again plays a prophet for Hell.
  • Box Office Bomb: Made only $47 million back of its $60 million budget at the box office.
  • Creator Killer: The film decimated the writing career of Philip Eisner right out of the gates. His next cinematic writing credit didn't come for 11 years, and that movie is his last theatrical credit.
  • Executive Meddling: The film originally ran for about 130 minutes, but Paramount forced director Paul W. S. Anderson to cut around 30 minutes of it (reportedly, mostly gore) after negative reactions at test screenings. Unfortunately, most of the deleted footage was lost or destroyed after post-production.
  • What Could Have Been: The original cut of the film was over two hours long and contained levels of gore that would have easily given it an NC-17 rating. Rumor has it that when this cut of the movie was screened for a test audience, some of them fainted while others rushed for the door due to being so disturbed by what they had seen.