Phenomena (Creepers)
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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 friends to thwart the murderer.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Between shots of stunning mountain scenery there are paranormal breezes, unfeasibly bright night-lighting and buckets and buckets of maggots."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Excellent horror flick."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Phenomena (a.k.a. Creepers) provides what is alternately Argento's most batty and spiritual landscape."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"The best acting is by an expressive, resourceful chimpanzee - definitely the year's Best Supporting Primate."
‑ Jon Pareles, New York Times
"Worth catching if you're a hardcore Argento fan. Otherwise, pass."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"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?"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"... Phenomena works best when viewed as a contemporary fairy tale."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Don't expect logic -- and don't expect anything remotely approaching reality -- and you'll be OK."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
More reviews for Phenomena (Creepers) on Rotten Tomatoes

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