An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder. He learns later that it's connected to an ongoing murder spree in the city, and decides to do his own investigation, despite being personally targeted by the killer.
Enrico Maria Salerno
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.
Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of a famous actor, has had trouble with sleepwalking for some time. Her doctor said that it can develop a split personality. She discovers her alternate personality when she stays at a boarding school that was once the home a Richard Wagner. But someone has been killing the students, and it relates only indirectly to the criminal sanitorium nearby. So it's up to "the two greatest detectives the world has ever known, or should I say, unknown"Written by
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Shot in English and dubbed into Italian. See more »
(at around 1h 35 mins) When Jennifer finds the small boy, she removes a sheet from a mirror. In the next shot the sheet is draped back over the mirror again. See more »
[attempts to kill Jennifer with a slide]
He was diseased; but he was my son! And you have... Why didn't I kill you before? I killed that no-good inspector and your professor friend, to protect him! And now... I'm gonna KILL YOU TO AVENGE HIM! Why don't you call your INSECTS! GO ON! CALL! CALL!
[Inga then attacks Frau and slashes her to death]
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The English language credits claim that this film was "shot in Panavision." This film was shot with Panavision cameras and Panavision spherical lenses for the European spherical widescreen format of 1:1.66. See more »
The uncut version was released in the UK in 2000 under the original title 'Phenomena'. The cut version is under the title Creepers, though the original Australian release (titled "Creepers,") is actually the same as the American "Director's Cut" (titled "Phenomena.) See more »
Good Gialli with imaginatively staged murders by the master of horror,
¨Creepers¨or ¨Phenomena¨ is a nice Giallo full of grisly killings , suspense and bizarre intrigue. A teenager(Jennifer Connelly), with an amazing and unusual capability to communicate with insects , is moved to an exclusive Swiss girls' boarding school ruled by a rigid principal (Dalila Di Lazzaro) . As there happens several murders with bloody and creepy executions . Meanwhile the series killer goes on a real massacre on various unfortunate victims in a string of loathing murders. The girl who has a most unusual relationship with insects might help solve some gruesome killings. Slowly more people are found dead and a scientific (Donald Pleasence)expert on insects investigates the strange killings committed by a mad murderous running amok and with numerous suspects .
Dario Argento's great success is compelling directed with startling visual content. This frightening movie is plenty of thrills, chills, body-count and strange color with phenomenal results. This is a classic slasher where the intrigue,tension, suspense appear threatening and lurking in every room, corridors and luxurious interior and exterior. The movie belongs to Italian Giallo genre that was invented by Mario Bava along with Riccardo Freda(Secret of Dr. Hitchcock) , they are the fundamental creators . These Giallo movies are characterized by overblown use of color with shining red blood, usual zooms, and utilization of images-shock . Later appears the maestro Dario Argento with his typically stylish Giallos, he is another essential creator of classic Latin terror films. Argento's so-so direction is well crafted, and as always more inclined toward violence and lots of killings . This genuinely mysterious story is well made and is one of the best ¨Giallo¨ with oneiric, effective aesthetic ; it packs lots of gore, guts and twists plots . This is a trademark terror work for the Horrormeister Argento with high tension quotient and equally high suspense by means of an ever-fluid camera that achieves colorful shots . Noteworthy for intelligent edition work that tightens the mystery, glimmer use of color and distinctive utilization of shock images. Sometimes weak screenplay is added by nice but gory special effects with insects .Screeching musical score by Goblin with stereophonic whispers combining to fortissimo soundtrack which help achieve incredible creepy moments and adding hard rock by Motorhead , Iran Maiden , among others.The terror pieces are well staged with eye-opening flair-play and contain obscure tracks to the denouement of the script . The motion picture is originally directed by Dario Argento, one of those film-makers who set off simple for frightening us to death. His period of biggest hits were the 70s when he directed the animals trilogy: ¨Four flies over gray velvet,The cat of nine tails, Bird with the crystal plumage¨, after he directed ¨Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebre¨ and of course ¨Deep red¨. This bloody fun plenty of graphic gore and weirdness may not be for all tastes but to be liked for Argento connoisseurs especially .
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