|release date||August 2 1985|
|studio||Anchor Bay Entertainment|
|starring||Fiore Argento, Patrick Bauchau, Jennifer Connelly, Mario Donatone|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisBrace yourself for an all-new look at one of the most wildly original films ever from writer/director Dario Argento, an insane epic of terror, wonder, and jaw-dropping carnage. Jennifer Connelly stars as an outcast student at a Swiss boarding school who discovers both her telepathic power to control insects and the gore-soaked trail of a razor-wielding killer. Can a kindly professor (Donald Pleasence of HALLOWEEN) now harness her gift to stop the bloodbath of a psychopath? Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRE), Dalila DiLazzaro (FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) co-star along with a pounding soundtrack by Goblin, Bill Wyman, Iron Maiden and Motörhead in the shocker that remains a favorite of Argento fans as well as one of the most brutally original horror thrillers of the 80s.
Of all Argento’s pre-1990 films, Phenomena is the one that his fans seem to either really love or hate, with no middle ground to speak of. It’s easy to see why an Argentophile might hate the maestro’s follow-up to the reality bending Tenebrae; Phenomena is Argento at his most unrestrained, with plot elements that don’t work together and more than a few instances of pitiful dialogue. However, to the rest of us, the film is a beautiful disaster that melds his giallo and supernatural sensibilities into a fun and wild ride. …Read More