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Phantoms (1998)

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

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(novel) (as Dean Koontz), (screenplay) (as Dean Koontz)

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Cast

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Deputy Steve Shanning
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Scientist Lockland
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Scientist Yamaguchi (as Rachel Shane)
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Scientist Burke
John Hammil ...
Scientist Talbot
John Scott Clough ...
Scientist Shane
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Soldier Velazquez
William Hahn ...
Scientist Borman
Robert Himber ...
Scientist Walker
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Dean Koontz's Phantoms  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,065,951, 25 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,657,370, 15 February 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lizard, of which the creature's "tissue sample" takes the form, is a leopard gecko. See more »

Goofs

When the body of Deputy Henderson (actor Larry Odien) is found, several empty shell cases are found around his body showing that he had fired at (and presumably hit) whoever or whatever is involved in the missing/killing of the townspeople. The empty shell cases shown are of a "bottle-necked" design. While the Beretta 92 series pistol that the deputy carried is available in several calibers none are of a bottle-neck design. While this type of ammunition IS available in some handguns it's use is far more common in long-guns such as carbines and rifles. 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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Soundtracks

Don't Count Me Out
Performed and Written by K. Perry
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
Published by Jim Long Music (ASCAP)
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PRETTY SCARY
17 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought this quite a scary science fiction/horror film. I would compare it favorably to "Wishmaster," for example.

The special effects were up to par. Peter O'Toole did seem a bit uncomfortable in his role, but the other actors did OK given the limited character development of their parts.

The typical "There Will be a Another" ending was supplied. You just can't get rid of those darned worms it seems


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