The ship is crawling with albino-looking creatures that resemble something out of Neil Marshall’s The Descent. At first Bower thinks these alien beasts are the reason the passengers are missing until it’s revealed that they are the passengers themselves. They have been transformed into monstrous creatures by pandorum, the biological side effects of deep space travel which has also given them superhuman speed and strength. But time is running out as the remaining survivors find themselves showing symptoms of the same condition (the shakes and a skin rash), turning into the very creatures they are fighting against for survival.
Coming from the producers of the Resident Evil films, many fans initially mistook Pandorum for a filmic version of the first person shooter Dead Space. But aside from this case of mistaken identity, Pandorum with its mix of horror and science fiction seems primed to make a killing with fans of both genres.