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Director:
Writers:
Dario Argento (story) &
Franco Ferrini (story) ...
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Release Date:
2 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When Insects Attack! See more »
Plot:
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Outstanding Italian horror from Dario Argento. ***Spoilers*** See more (161 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Connelly ... Jennifer Corvino
Daria Nicolodi ... Frau Brückner
Fiore Argento ... Vera Brandt
Federica Mastroianni ... Sophie
Fiorenza Tessari ... Gisela Sulzer
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Headmistress

Patrick Bauchau ... Inspector Rudolf Geiger

Donald Pleasence ... Professor John McGregor
Alberto Cracco ... UBS Bank Teller
Kaspar Capparoni ... Karl, Sophie's Boyfriend (as Gaspare Capparoni)

Mario Donatone ... Morris Shapiro
Antonio Maimone ... EEG Doctor
Davide Marotta ... Patua, Bruckner Child
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Mr. Sulzer
Francesca Ottaviani ... Nurse
Michele Soavi ... Kurt, Geiger's Assistant
Franco Trevisi ... Real Estate Agent
Fausta Avelli ... Schoolgirl
Franca Berdini ... Teacher
Marta Biuso ... Schoolgirl
Marisa Simonetti ... Schoolgirl
Geraldine Thomas ... Schoolgirl
Tanga ... Inga
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Real Estate Agent (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Dario Argento ... Narrator (Italian version) (voice) (uncredited)
Sophie Bourchier ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Frau Brückner (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Paola Gropper ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Ninke Hielkema ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Mitzy Orsini ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dario Argento 
 
Writing credits
Dario Argento (story) &
Franco Ferrini (story)

Dario Argento (screenplay) &
Franco Ferrini (screenplay)

Produced by
Dario Argento .... producer
Angelo Iacono .... executive producer (as Angelo Jacono)
 
Original Music by
Goblin 
 
Cinematography by
Romano Albani (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
 
Production Design by
Maurizio Garrone 
Nello Giorgetti 
Luciano Spadoni 
Umberto Turco 
 
Costume Design by
Giorgio Armani 
Marina Malavasi 
Patrizia Massaia 
 
Makeup Department
Patrizia Corridoni .... hair stylist
M. Garrone .... special makeup effects artist
Pierantonio Mecacci .... makeup artist
Sergio Stivaletti .... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Morosetti .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Angelo Iacono .... production manager (as Angelo Jacono)
Cesare Jacolucci .... production manager
Marcel Just .... unit manager: Switzerland (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bettina Graebe .... second assistant director
Michele Soavi .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Roberto Giancaterini .... property master
Mario Grilli .... set painter
Renato Lori .... set dresser
Osvaldo Monaco .... property master
Giuseppe Pagnotta .... construction grip
Giuseppe Pagnotta .... property master
Rina Villani .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Vito Catania .... boom operator
Franco Fraticelli .... supervising sound editor
Sergio Graziani .... dubbing sound
Giancarlo Laurenzi .... sound mixer
Federico Savina .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Danilo Sterbini .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Corridori .... special effects
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Luigi Cozzi .... special optical effects
 
Stunts
Eleonora Quaranta .... stunts
Giorgio Ricci .... stunt coordinator
Attilio Severini .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alberto Altibrandi .... gaffer
Ferdinando Armati .... special entomological photography
Gianlorenzo Battaglia .... underwater photographer
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer: action stills (as Franco Bellomo)
Aldo Bergamini .... assistant camera
Alfredo Ciarpelloni .... grip
Maurizio di Stefano .... electrician
Sergio Dori .... electrician
Cesare Emidi .... grip
Luciano Giusepponi .... grip
Giancarlo Mereschini .... grip
Agostino Pascarella .... key grip
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Leandro Punturi .... grip
Stefano Ricciotti .... camera operator
Alessandro Rinaldi .... second assistant camera
Otello Santoro .... electrician
Vittorio Tonin .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanna Jacono .... wardrobe
Marina Malavasi .... wardrobe assistant
Patrizia Massaia .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Piero Bozza .... first assistant editor
Sergio Fraticelli .... assistant editor
Roberto Priori .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Piero Bozza .... music editor
Vincent Messina .... music soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Fabio Pignatelli .... musician (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti .... musician (uncredited)
Terry Taylor .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Daniel Berquiny .... owner of chimpanzee "tanga"
Ferdinando Caputo .... chief production accountant
Giulio Cestari .... production accountant
Antonio Corridori .... special stage effects
Fabio Dell'uomo .... assistant entomologist
Fabrizio Diaz .... production secretary
Egle Friggeri .... production secretary
Maurizio Garrone .... animal and insect supplier
Sheila Goldberg .... dialogue coach
Enrico Lucherini .... unit publicist
Saverio Mangogna .... production secretary
Giorgio Ricci .... gunsmith
Renato Rinaldo .... production accountant
Serenella Severini .... production secretary
Enrico Stella .... entomology consultant
Aldo Taloni .... chief set builder
Vivalda Vigorelli .... script supervisor
Carlo Zini .... jewellery
Cesare Barbetti .... voice dubbing: Patrick Bauchau (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo .... voice dubbing: Dalila Di Lazzaro (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Donald Pleasance (uncredited)
Roberto Ornaro .... production accountant (uncredited)
Ilaria Stagni .... voice dubbing: Jennifer Connelly (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carlo Zini .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Creepers" - USA (cut version)
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Runtime:
110 min | 116 min (integral version) | USA:110 min (re-release) | USA:82 min (edited version)
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:R (as "Creepers") (DVD rating) (cut) | Australia:R (as "Phenomena) (DVD rating) (uncut) | Australia:R (original rating) | Denmark:15 (video premiere) | Finland:K-18 (2001) | France:-12 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
(at around 15 mins) The story Jennifer tells about her mother abandoning her was an actual story from Dario Argento's own childhood.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 1h 35 mins) When Jennifer finds the small boy, she removes a sheet from a mirror. In the next shot the sheet is draped back over the mirror again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Jennifer's FriendSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated Version and the Original Italian Version?
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41 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding Italian horror from Dario Argento. ***Spoilers***, 3 October 2001
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

My review is based on uncut Italian print,which runs 110 minutes.A young Jennifer Connelly can communicate telepathically with insects.The area she arrives in is being terrorized by a psychotic killer,who has been murdering coeds and making off with their decapitated bodies.Desperate for clues,a police inspector visits an entomologist Donald Pleasance("Halloween","Death Line")and eventually Pleasance and Connelly team up to find the killer.It all has something to do with Daria Nicolodi and the deformed creature she keeps chained in the basement.Wonderful atmosphere,gorgeous cinematography and plenty of gruesome gore make this one a must-see.Argento goes totally over the top in "Phenomena" with a swimming pool full of maggots and rotting corpses,a mad dwarf,a razor wielding monkey and grisly decapitations.Great heavy metal songs by Iron Maiden and Motorhead plus a nice musical score by Goblin.10 out of 10.

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