Brace 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.

  • Dead_Scream

    WOO-HOO! Love Jennifer Connelly! Movie made my skin crawl.

  • deadite78

    great film dario argento is f**king genius

  • marsdreamjunky

    i love this film! jennifer connelly is hot, and shows off her acting chops at quite a young age(i think she’s about 14 here). the film itself is a little slow at times, but in the end it’s beautiful and different and VERY bizarre. this is my favorite argento film

  • tamara

    loved this movie and that creepy lil boy, i miss donald pleasance

  • maynardmorrissey

    fantastic movie with great actors and great suspense. Argento at its best!

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  • horrorking95

    This was a really enjoyable film, the last 20 minutes is really edge of your seat stuff! I thought the music was fantastically over the top and went well. They also had some good gory moments! However… The acting really spoilt it! Donald Pleasence was the only one who could act! The girl who got killed at the start had me in stitches! “HEEELP AGHH!” PATHETIC! But it is an old film and so I understand the acting wouldn’t be its best. I was so lucky to get this for

  • immortaldeath

    Love this movie. Donald Pleasence and Argento= awesome! Very original. Another reason why Argento is one of my favorites.

  • Midnitekrawlr

    If your a fan of bizarre storylines and crazy plot twists then you’ll totally dig this flick. Razorblade wielding chimp included, hell yeah!

  • STRIK9

    This movie is classic and fuckin weird at the end.Argento will never make anything remotely like this ever again.

  • dinny

    This is a very wild movie. It’s classic Argento but it’s not my favorite. The heavy metal score, in my opinion, takes away from the film. Argento is so stylized and the music, to me, is very distracting. However, it’s incredibly original and fun. Even if you’re not a fan of Dario’s work, this is a very satisfying movie with surprisingly good performances from most of the cast. Donald Pleasence was excellent. I definitely recommend this movie.

  • TheGonzoJoint

    This isn’t my favorite Dario Argento horror film. I will always love “Deep Red” and “Suspiria” a little bit more. “Phenomena” is one of Argento’s earlier, and therefore better, projects. It starts Jennifer Connoly as the lead, and features a lot of bugs and a surplus of gore. It has artistic direction, worthwhile characters, and some genuinely scary material. It’s not a genre masterpiece, but this flick delivers.

    The film focuses on a bright young woman who moves to a new school; an all-girls one. She has a mysterious ability which allows her to communicate telepathically with insects, and this gives new interest to a doctor (played affectionately by Donald Pleasence). You see, there’s a serial killer on school grounds; something that isn’t exactly new to Argento’s films. The bugs just might be able to help find the villain.

    This movie is a slice of stylistic, Argento brilliance. The story is what keeps it from being perfect, but the visuals, and score from Goblin, are as always, whimsically horrific and pretty to look at (even when it’s blood). If you like Argento, or a good artistic horror movie in general, check this one out. I would buy it; just because I love these kinds of horror movies so damn much.

  • Bytor

    This was a B movie. Not surprised if the “razor-wielding chimp” had a hand in writing this garbage. Boring cheese fest. If it weren’t for Iron Maiden’s “Flash of the Blade” this would have been an utter waste of time.

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