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Phantom Town (1999)

When a sixteen year-old boy and his two young siblings set off on a quest to find their missing parents, their search leads them to a ghost town in the middle of the desert. They soon ... See full summary »

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John Patrick White ...
Mike
Taylor Locke ...
Lauren Summers ...
Cindy
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Dad
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Mom
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Hotel Clerk
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Attendant
Jeff Burr ...
Uncle Jack
Iuliana Ciugulea ...
Aunt Silvia
Dan Badarau ...
Bartender
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Cowboy
Scot Kuykundahl ...
Cowboy
Ion Haiduc ...
Cowboy
Dyer McHenry ...
Cowboy
Petre Moraru ...
Cowboy
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When a sixteen year-old boy and his two young siblings set off on a quest to find their missing parents, their search leads them to a ghost town in the middle of the desert. They soon discover that this is no ordinary tourist spot. In fact, according to the maps, it doesn't exist at all! Finding their way into this mysterious place, the kids must confront the sinister force that dwells beneath it in order to rescue their parents - and save themselves. Written by Christopher Landry <chrisl@sonicimages.com>

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The ultimate tourist trap!

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Horror | Western

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Rated PG for mild horror adventure and language

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16 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Spooky Town  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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The film's trailer re-uses music from Subspecies. See more »

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Arnie: It's Funny, I guess Sometimes Something that you think is dead, turns out to be alive, And Sometimes Something that you think is alive turns out to be dead, And Sometimes you think you gotten away from the dark. Trouble is, you never really do. It's always there, Everytime you close your eyes... Inside.
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Music and Lyrics by Derek Donely
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So-so family friendly horror with some decent special effects.
4 December 2007 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Juvenile tale of teen Mike (John Patrick White), his genius younger brother Arnie (Taylor Locke, son of the producer, and worse than most kid actors) and little sister Cindy (Lauren Summers), who receive a weird phone call from their parents one night. Mom and dad (Belinda J. Montgomery and Jim Metzler) never come home so the kids track them down to a ghost town in some kind of time freeze (it's 1882 there). The town is full of alien cowboys that spit green goo, people wrapped in cocoons underground in catacombs and strange symbols painted on walls. The ghost of an old Indian shows up to help. The western town set is good and a handful of surprising effects (a mutant sheriff, a giant eye monster, an evil book that grows legs and runs) keep this watchable for younger horror fans, who are the target audience anyway. It was filmed in the U.S. and Romania from the same production company that brought us TEENAGE SPACE VAMPIRES.


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