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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Event Horizon
Something is very, VERY wrong with the movie's deleted footage

It would explain why it was destroyed, and why no eyewitness accounts from the original test audience can be found.

  • Those scenes must have been written by Sutter Cane. It explains John Trent's presence here under a new identity. He recycled the character!

  • Or since every one says its a Warhammer prequel somehow the filmmakers managed to pierce the veil of reality and somehow Actual Chaos Daemons and small other bits of Chaos began appearing on set. Although this would make Sam Neill an actual Chaos Lord, oh god...

The Event Horizon itself isn't so bad anymore

When the side of the ship that contained the gateway was destroyed, it got rid of most of the evil on the ship. The final hallucination scene and the door closing were the result of residual hellish energy residing in the crew quarters.

The "realm" that the Event Horizon traveled to was The Abyss

Weir defined it as a dimension of "Pure chaos and evil"
  • No, it was the eponymous Deadlands from Deadlands. The Deadlands canon actually features a similar ship going through a hell-jump with the player characters on board, but, being hardened demon-hunting vets, they survive and emerge in the Magellanic Clouds with their sanity intact. Well, most of them: you have to feed one of the heroes to the ship for the drive to start.

The hyperspace/hell that characters saw is the Untempered Schism or what the Toclafane saw.
First: The untempered Schism is something that is shown to all TimeLords and somehow connects with time travel (possibly part of the Vortex). It often drives Time Lords minorly insane in different ways, and from what happened to Donna we know that a Time Lord mind is much stronger and more powerful than a human mind, so it probably just blew all their minds away.

Second: Just like the crew of the Event Horizon, the Toclafane saw something so horrific that they mutilated themselves almost into non-existence. Given that the Toclafane lived at the end of the universe, what they saw was whatever was in Event Horizon when the universe fell apart and it could get into our reality.

The Movie is set in its own self-contained universe independent of other franchises and properties unless officially stated otherwise by the parent company.
Bet you didn't think of that.

  • Hmm, dunno man. That's quite a bit far fetched; even for a WMG entry...
The film is a Broad Strokes-sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey

Prove me wrong.

Weir is a Scelestus

He's being manipulated by an abyssal being. It was him that activated the portal remotely using magic. An abyssal entity is the thing that possessed the Event Horizon. The film takes place in the far future of the New World of Darkness.

Weir is a Nephandus.
The crew of the Louis and Clark are sleepers, and Weir was orginally a Void Engineer sent by the Technocracy to check out the Event Horizon after a trip through the Umbra. Unfortunately, the mini-singularity he designed proved to be an inadvertant Caul. Normal sleepers going through it just get regularly mind raped. Weir, going in on the other hand, makes him rethink his allegiances somewhat...

The Event Horizon found a passageway directly into Malfeas, possibly into the Black Spiral Labyrinth itself.
The Event Horizon stumbled upon a Deep Umbral passageway into the Black Spiral Labyrinth, which would explain the mental and spiritual deterioration of its crewmembers, as well as Weir's physical changes.

The portal released Pennywise from the outer void

Pennywise didn't die. Rather, it faked it's own death and lived on into the distant future. Alternatively, the supernatural force possessing the ship is another one of Pennywise's species. It also seems to feed on violence and fear, and uses hallucinations to snare its prey.
  • Note that in the book, the kids discovered that IT came from somewhere much further than outer space, but IT may have travelled through outer space to get to Earth. Seems to fit.
  • In other words, the "dimension of pure chaos" was the Deadlights.


Alternative idea. All of the "supernatural" weirdness was, pure hallucination, brought about by gravitational distortions rippling through the ship and playing merry hob with the crews' neurons. Traveling through hyperspace isn't an actual alternate dimension that resembles Dante's hell; it just drives you completely crazy.
  • Plus, it resembles Dante's hell because that's what the characters envision it to be like through their cultural upbringing; if you sent a crew with entirely different cultural beliefs about 'hell', they'd see something different.
  • A nicely plausible theory! Since ghost hunters do, in fact, theorize that strong magnetic/gravitational distortions account for most terrestrial hauntings, it's not too much of a stretch to think the core might have caused that. It perfectly explains why Miller has visions about leaving behind his crewmen, even though he'd never told anyone else. Would have been nice if the film tossed that theory out!

The lost Event Horizon and Lewis and Clark crewmen became Reavers.

"If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing - and if we're very very lucky, they'll do it in that order."

  • Pretty darned close to what happened on Even Horizon, isn't it? Perhaps the Event Horizon can travel through time and space, and spend its missing years on the fringes of Firefly's known universe...
  • Except that the actual explanation for the creation of the Reavers is given in Serenity, and it has nothing to do with crazy hell-dimension portals.

Dr. Weir is a Cenobite.
This is actually a pretty widespread assumption. Dr. Weir even becomes a Cenobite for the same reasons others do: deep emotional pain. And the "Hell dimension" features a ton of Clive Barker-like leather, barbs, and so forth. Weir has the same Body Horror fascination, too.
  • It's my belief that Event Horizon proves that Hellraiser and Warhammer take place in the same universe.

Event Horizon is set in the Star Trek universe.
In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Random Thoughts", we get to see all the violent thoughts in Tuvok's mind. Among them are three images from Event Horizon. Either he saw the movie once and it somehow made an impression on him or the events of the movie happened In Universe, one of the survivors got mind melded by a Vulcan doctor at some point after First Contact, and Tuvok mind melded with either that Vulcan doctor or another Vulcan who mind melded with that Vulcan doctor and the images got transferred during the meldings.
  • The events in the Enterprise episode "Impulse" were NOT the result of Trellium-D poisoning. In the logs, the crew of the Vulcan ship went insane in a manner identical to the crew of the Event Horizon. "Trellium-D poisoning" was merely the story used in the cover-up. Consider your mind blown.
    • Or not; despite several hours (of in-show time) spent aboard the Vulcan derelict, only T'Pol was affected in the same way as the original crew had been. Were the cause the same as that aboard Event Horizon, the scope of the effect would not have been so limited.
  • Very unlikely: no Warhammer-style Daemonic Possession in Trek as a consequence of FTL and teleportation.

Event Horizon is based in the same universe as Doom
Both feature a transport system that transports though hell and in both cases something comes though from the other side.

Event Horizon takes place in the distant, distant future of Sauna's universe
Both evil forces come from a place of darkness. Both of them seem to feed off negative emotion. Both lure their victims in with visions. Both seem to be able to possess people with corruption. Clearly the Sauna's Eldritch Abomination simply has found a new form to mess around in...

Event Horizon is Miller's Dying Dream / Eternal Mind Screw / Mind Rape.
Think about it - why else would it end with a The End... Or Is It? ending with his crew. His greatest fear was something happening to his crew - what would Mind Screw him most as he lay dying? The idea that despite his Heroic Sacrifice that his crew NEVER GOT AWAY.

The two ships mentioned as missing in the beginning of the film were sent out after the Event Horizon.
Remember when Miller mentions that the last two ships that "went out this far never came back"? How much do you want to bet they were sent out after the Event Horizon? And they were likely rescue ships just like the crew of the Lewis and Clark, hence the fake "rescue" scene near the end.

The other half of the Event Horizon is also going to that place where we won't need eyes.
Hence the weird "iris" effect at the end.

Event Horizon is the prequel to Disney's The Black Hole
In both films, the black hole leads to Hell.

Hyperspace is a huge colony of boggarts.
It causes you to see your worst traumas and fears, right? So if the crew had all been wizards, they simply would have needed to say "Riddikulus" and it would have changed into something funny (in the case of Weir, for example, it would have changed into a guy in a Paper-Thin Disguise as his wife.)

And the gravity drive accesses its dimesion.

Both revel in human suffering. Both move in disturbing ways. This thing went headfirst down a ladder and SCP-106 can walk on/cling to any surface, including ceilings. Each has horrifying Slasher Smile. Both inhabiit dimesions of pain and horror.
  • To tie together this and the 40k theory, 106 is also a Warp Entity, possibly a daemon of Nurgle considering what happens to its victims.

The directors of this movie are constantly headdesking at seeing all the "It's clearly Warhammer 40k/Doom!
They wanted to make their own universe... and now it seems any universe where Hyper Space Is A Scary Place clearly must be a part of Doom or Warhammer 40k or that it's clearly a Warhammer game. How would you feel?
  • Well, this is the price they pay.

Weir bankrolled this trip himself.
The ship didn't send out a distress call picked up by Earth - the ship called Weir. Weir paid for the Lewis and Clarke and was lying that it was for official business and using his government connections.

Miller is in Heaven.
If Hell really does exist in the movie, it's a fair assumption that Heaven does as well. Given that Miller performed the Ultimate Sacrifice to save what was left of his crew, passing through Hyperspace probably led him to Heaven rather than Hell, while Weir, who may or may not be dead by that point, went to hell. It's possible that Hyperspace acts as a judge that decides where you end up.
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