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Old October 20 2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Futuristic Horror Movies?

Hey guys, I really love science fiction movies and recently I've been enjoying horror movies.

I loved the first Terminator movie.

I'd love something where a space crew goes exploring on a derelict ship or a baron planet and they need to figure out what's going on. A good example would be something like that season 7 TNG episode 'Genesis' where Data explores and tries to come up with an answer.

I love the idea of something where a character is super logical, like Data, and he needs to deal with something that appears supernatural like a demon or vampire or something. I love that scene in 'Lost in Space' where they're exploring the abandoned shift with the robot and they use the robot to defend themselves.

I've seen 'Event Horizon' and something like this would be cool, too!

Thanks!
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Old October 20 2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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For some reason "Jason X" springs to mind...
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Old October 20 2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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Did somebody call for a horror expert?

Assuming you've seen Alien, which is easily the best, then I'd suggest the excellent Planet of the Vampires and Queen of Blood. If you're on the look-out for dumb fun, then go for Pandorum and Hellraiser: Bloodline.

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For some reason "Jason X" springs to mind...
It has some great moments but is largely bland and boring. New Line Cinema have never understood how to treat the franchise. I can watch the first 8 films over and over.
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Old October 20 2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Planet of the Vampires spooked me as a child--and is an obvious influence on Alien.
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Old October 20 2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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My first thought was Event Horizon and then yeah, Jason X. But before either of those was a great (at the time) little cult film based on a George RR Martin novel, called "Nightflyers". I used to love that one, but don't know if it holds up at all beyond 80s nostalgia.
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Old October 20 2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Ghosts of Mars.
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Old October 20 2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Just to show off, I actually edited the novelization of Event Horizon, which sold pretty well as I recall . . . .
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Old October 20 2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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^ I bought it.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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Re: Futuristic Horror Movies?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Just to show off, I actually edited the novelization of Event Horizon, which sold pretty well as I recall . . . .
I liked the movie, but it was pretty bad at times, please tell me thet book is better?
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Old October 20 2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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^ I bought it.
God bless you.

For the record, the novelization was written by Steven E. McDonald, if anyone wants to try to track down a used copy.
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Old October 20 2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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I liked the movie, but it was pretty bad at times, please tell me thet book is better?
Dunno about the book, but the film was one of the few real horror classics of the generally rubbish 1990s. Love it. The Shining/The Haunting... in space.
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Old October 20 2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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Oh I love most horror movies, cheesy, old, camp, all but the 2000's torture ones. Event Horizon has been in my collection since it came out.

I say this to clarify my earlier post, and to prevent getting my teeth kicked in for seconding Hellraiser Bloodline and suggesting Dracula 3000.
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Old October 20 2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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Ghosts of Mars.
Agree. John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars.
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Old October 20 2013, 09:42 PM   #14
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Just to show off, I actually edited the novelization of Event Horizon, which sold pretty well as I recall . . . .
I loved Event Horizon, the only thing that reduced the movie was the part where the rescue ship just about rams into the Event Horizon herself.

Does the book explain how this could possibly happen?

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Old October 20 2013, 09:48 PM   #15
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Re: Futuristic Horror Movies?

I still wish the engine from Event Horizon was available as a desk ornament. That said, a friend and I went in to see EH thinking it would be a sci-fi film with some horror elements.

We walked out of the theater in silence for a bit, then both remarked that that really wasn't what we'd been expecting. Since then we've both come to agree that it's a bit of a guilty pleasure.

I do love the opening trick the film does with the Paramount logo.
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