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Phantoms (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 January 1998 (USA)
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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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Gen. Leland Copperfield
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Scientist Lockland
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Scientist Borman
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Scientist Walker
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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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This Time Terror Comes From Below See more »


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

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dean Koontz's Phantoms  »

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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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Trivia

The "flatworm theory" used in the movie (that flatworms can eat the remains of their own kind and absorb their knowledge) is based on actual tests given to flatworms which involved seeing how quickly they would make the "correct" turn at a Y-intersection after eating the previous experimenters. The results were more inconclusive than the film says. See more »

Goofs

General Copperfield is wearing a single star on his patrol cap, but is wearing two on each shoulder of his field jacket. Rank insignia on the patrol cap should match the rest of the uniform. See more »

Quotes

Ancient Evil: Tell the world the end begins here.
Ancient Evil: I am Baal. I am the eye.
Ancient Evil: One of your species has theorized my existence.
Ancient Evil: It's like a puppy learning a difficult trick.
Ancient Evil: He is your Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Ancient Evil: Only in me can you achieve immortality.
Ancient Evil: Not in God.
Ancient Evil: Not in Christ.
Ancient Evil: Only in me.
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References The Blob (1988) See more »

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DON'T COUNT ME OUT
Performed and Written by K. Perry
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Published by Jim Long Music (ASCAP)
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Good Idea ; Bad Movie
6 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

"Phantoms" has a great concept. The force mankind is dealing with is mysterious and deadly. However, the movie has many problems. One of the problems with the movie is that the characters aren't interesting because we know very little about them. We find out a little about Ben Affleck's, however, making him the only character I found any bit interesting. The scary parts are way too predictable and so is the story itself. We see the big threatening thing that killed all the town at the end of the movie, and we find it ruins the only thing that kept the movie going. This movie should have made more time to know more about the characters and the thing they were fighting than trying lame ways to scare people. In conclusion, good idea;bad movie.


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