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Phantoms (1998)

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150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that's only the beginning...

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Deputy Steve Shanning
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In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, it's up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive. Written by <creep945@aol.com>

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Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,065,951 (USA) (23 January 1998)

Gross:

$5,657,370 (USA) (13 February 1998)
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An adaptation of Phantoms was originally set to be made in the late 1980s/early 1990s by New World Pictures & Allied Vision Entertainment but was shelved after New World filed for bankruptcy. See more »

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The spent 9mm shell casings on the floor of the police station are from blank rounds. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: It almost got Lisa.
Lisa: No, it wanted Deputy Wargle first, it wants men like him most of all.
Jenny: What do you mean it wants men like him?
Lisa: Well, it's the devil, don't you think, come up from hell tonight? I think he wants to dance with us.
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Dean Koontz novel gets better-than-average execution on screen

Phantoms (1998) Ben Affleck, Peter O' Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Nicky Katt, Clifton Powell, D: Joe Chappelle. When two sisters drive into a small Colorado town, they find the whole place depopulated, but corpses keep turning up. What caused it: disease or something else? Enter sheriff Affleck and his snickering deputy (Schreiber), who are just as clueless about these unexplained happenings as they are. Then an army of scientists and a professor-turned-tabloid journalist (O' Toole) come into the scene, discovering what wiped out the 500 residents came from deep underground. Better-than-average from a Dean Koontz novel, written by its author and well-acted for a thriller this ridiculous, that really pushes your buttons with suspenseful scenes and doesn't need to rely fully on special effects. O' Toole's character makes little sense, and we don't believe Affleck's chief graduated from Harvard. Running Time: 91 minutes and rated R for sci-fi violence, gore, and language. ** ½


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