In the end, it turns out that the ship has, indeed, been to hell (or a dimension that resembles it), and that Dr. Weir, the scientist who created the ship goes completely insane and is now under the ships' control (or the entity/s occupying it). When the crew try to leave he blows up their ship with the pilot, onboard (who refused to leave but rather tried to find the bomb). Crewmen who oppose him also die, with one having his chest ripped open then left strung up by wires stuck into his slashed to shreds torso flesh. They eventually kill him, but he is reincarnated by the hellish powers of the ship. In the end, Captain Miller distracts Weir by engaging him in a smackdown while Starck, Cooper and Justin are able to blow up the part of the ship with the black hole (along with Weir and Miller). Starck, Cooper and Justin survive ~ all the rest of the crew members perish. But Starck has a vision of Dr. Weir being one of the men coming to rescue the survivors...
Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire movie the size of the Event Horizon's interior versus that of its exterior is repeatedly off. Evidence of this is seen mostly with scenes that take place in the main access corridor. First off, it is made to seem that the ship has one central connecting tube, but in the exterior shots there are several tubes that make up the middle of the ship. This is pointed out when Miller is making his way across the ship to get to the air lock that Justin is about to open. Second, the length of the tube (heck even the whole ship) is too small in relation to how the ship appears from the outside. This is pointed out in a few different places in the movie - when the crew is up on bridge, then race all the way to the airlock in the middle of the main access corridor, where Justin has just closed the inner door and when the doctor is asked to go grab his med kit from medical, which is across the ship and he is gone only a few seconds, and also when Miller is running though the corridor to activate the explosive charges. Since the ship has no faster means of transportation, such as turbolifts or a tram system, they could not be covering the distance they appear to be covering in the movie.
Dr. Weir: What was made public about the Event Horizon - that she was a deep space research vessel, that her reactor went critical, and that the ship blew up - none of that is true. The Event Horizon is the culmination of a secret government project to create a spacecraft capable of faster-than-light flight.
Smith: Uhm, excuse me. See, you can't actually do that.
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