Phenomena (Creepers)
Phenomena (Creepers) (1985)

This Italian production, a box-office hit in Europe, focuses on a young girl (Jennifer Connelly) who has a telepathic connection with insects. When a serial killer stalks the Swiss school she attends, the girl must use her new-found insect… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Between shots of stunning mountain scenery there are paranormal breezes, unfeasibly bright night-lighting and buckets and buckets of maggots.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

so over-egged is the story with police procedural, insect science and paranormal events that squaring the circle of all these clashing frames becomes a disorienting thrill with heady pleasures of its own.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Excellent horror flick.

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Jon Pareles
New York Times

The best acting is by an expressive, resourceful chimpanzee - definitely the year's Best Supporting Primate.

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Lucius Gore
ESplatter

Worth catching if you're a hardcore Argento fan. Otherwise, pass.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

If the Devil is the Lord of the Flies, what does that make Jennifer Connelly as a disturbed teenager who can telepathically communicate with the buzzing buggers?

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though Argento's plot is often confused and grotesque, he has a remarkably energetic visual style (mobile camera, slow-motion, careful lighting, creative editing) that is never boring.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... Phenomena works best when viewed as a contemporary fairy tale.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Don't expect logic -- and don't expect anything remotely approaching reality -- and you'll be OK.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
The first 4/5ths of this movie were pretty slow, but once she becomes lady of the flies, gets chased by a mutant 4 year old and gets aided by a razor-wielding… More
Alex roy
A brilliant exercise in surreal madness, Phenomena is a return to Argento's to themes explored in his 1977 film Suspiria. The film has a dark, brooding… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Lacks the power of his early works, but still packs punch, mostly by the deranged last minutes. Probably Argento's last hurrah.
Cassandra Maples
If you can get past the initial weirdness of the concept - which includes a teenager who can communicate with insects, a chained-up murderer prone to driving a… More
Stella Dallas
ridiculously over the top in every way possible, i guess u could say it's the culmination of argento's work as it seems to even verge on self-parody.… More
Alexis Nomm
What the hell? This creep-out horror flick is gory and gross. It has a really lame plot and the music is weird and/or punk rock. Jennifer Connelly is so… More

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