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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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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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For centuries they told us the terror would come from above. We've been looking the wrong way. 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)  »

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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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Categorically one of the chief cinematic influences for Konami's original Silent Hill on the PS1 and to the series overall, along with Jacobs Ladder (1990) and Session 9 (2001). See more »

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

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Deputy Wargle: Oh, you've got some guns, ladies, you wouldn't shoot an unarmed man, would you?
[both women cock shotguns and point them at him]
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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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