Event Horizon (1997)
In a not too distant future, a rescue ship is sent to the outskirts of space to look for the suddenly reappearing Event Horizon, an enormous space ship designed for superluminous travel utilizing an artificial black hole. The crew is a combination of Hollywoodishly military tough guys (in James Cameron fashion) and far more academically oriented female scientists. Amazingly, none of the crew members have been informed of either the mission nor lead scientist Dr. William Weir's special personal interests in Event Horizon, but as you watch this sci-fi-clad horror film, you're not meant to ask questions as much as get ready to be scared by more or less cheap thrills. As directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, Event Horizon reveals a true interest for the occult, but the hell connection is ultimately unconvincing. It seems to be deployed almost by default and is not given any true relevance except as a simple way out for the screenwriters who towards the end cling desperately to the vault they're trying to rob, while the filmmakers condescend to bombarding us with commercialized faux horror.