Phenomena (Creepers)
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Declared "my most personal film" by Italy's premier horror director Dario Argento, this production marked the director's return to the eerie thematic territory he pioneered in 1977 with the horror classic Suspiria. Much like that film, Phenomena conforms to the logic of nightmares. Jennifer Connelly stars as Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of an American film star, who enrolls in a prestigious Swiss boarding school under the tutelage of the prudish Mrs. Bruckner (played by frequent Argento collaborator and former beau Daria Nicolodi). Possessing a unique telepathic gift,… More
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)
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