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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

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Jennifer Corvino
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Frau Brückner
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Vera Brandt
Federica Mastroianni ...
Sophie
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Gisela Sulzer
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Headmistress
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Inspector Rudolf Geiger
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Professor John McGregor
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UBS Bank Teller
Kaspar Capparoni ...
Karl, Sophie's Boyfriend (as Gaspare Capparoni)
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Morris Shapiro
Antonio Maimone ...
EEG Doctor
Davide Marotta ...
Brückner Son
Fulvio Mingozzi ...
Mr. Sulzer
Francesca Ottaviani ...
Nurse
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Kurt, Geiger's Assistant
Franco Trevisi ...
Real Estate Agent
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Schoolgirl
Franca Berdini ...
Teacher
Marta Biuso ...
Schoolgirl
Marisa Simonetti ...
Schoolgirl
Geraldine Thomas ...
Schoolgirl
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Inga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ...
Real Estate Agent (uncredited) (voice)
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Narrator (Italian version) (uncredited) (voice)
Sophie Bourchier ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ...
Frau Brückner (uncredited) (voice)
Paola Gropper ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Ninke Hielkema ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Mitzy Orsini ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dario Argento

Written by

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Dario Argento ... (story) &
Franco Ferrini ... (story)
 
Dario Argento ... (screenplay) &
Franco Ferrini ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dario Argento ... producer
Angelo Iacono ... executive producer (as Angelo Jacono)

Music by

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Simon Boswell
Goblin

Cinematography by

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Romano Albani ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Franco Fraticelli

Editorial Department

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Piero Bozza ... first assistant editor
Sergio Fraticelli ... assistant editor
Roberto Priori ... second assistant editor

Production Design by

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Maurizio Garrone
Nello Giorgetti
Luciano Spadoni
Umberto Turco

Costume Design by

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Giorgio Armani
Marina Malavasi
Patrizia Massaia

Makeup Department

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Patrizia Corridoni ... hair stylist
M. Garrone ... special makeup effects artist
Pierantonio Mecacci ... makeup artist
Sergio Stivaletti ... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Morosetti ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Angelo Iacono ... production manager (as Angelo Jacono)
Cesare Jacolucci ... production manager
Marcel Just ... unit manager: Switzerland (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bettina Graebe ... second assistant director
Michele Soavi ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Roberto Giancaterini ... property master
Mario Grilli ... set painter
Renato Lori ... set dresser
Osvaldo Monaco ... property master
Giuseppe Pagnotta ... construction grip / property master
Rina Villani ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Nick Alexander ... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti ... foley artist / sound effects editor
Vito Catania ... boom operator
Franco Fraticelli ... supervising sound editor
Sergio Graziani ... dubbing sound
Giancarlo Laurenzi ... sound mixer
Federico Savina ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Danilo Sterbini ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Antonio Corridori ... special effects
Danilo Bollettini ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Luigi Cozzi ... special optical effects

Stunts

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Eleonora Quaranta ... stunts
Giorgio Ricci ... stunt coordinator
Attilio Severini ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Altibrandi ... gaffer
Ferdinando Armati ... special entomological photography
Gianlorenzo Battaglia ... underwater photographer
Francesco Bellomo ... still photographer: action stills (as Franco Bellomo)
Aldo Bergamini ... assistant camera
Alfredo Ciarpelloni ... grip
Maurizio di Stefano ... electrician
Sergio Dori ... electrician
Cesare Emidi ... grip
Luciano Giusepponi ... grip
Giancarlo Mereschini ... grip
Agostino Pascarella ... key grip
Nicola Pecorini ... Steadicam operator
Leandro Punturi ... grip
Stefano Ricciotti ... camera operator
Alessandro Rinaldi ... second assistant camera
Otello Santoro ... electrician
Vittorio Tonin ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Giovanna Jacono ... wardrobe
Marina Malavasi ... wardrobe assistant
Patrizia Massaia ... wardrobe assistant

Music Department

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Piero Bozza ... music editor
Vincent Messina ... music soundtrack producer
Fabio Pignatelli ... musician (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti ... musician (uncredited)

Other crew

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Daniel Berquiny ... owner of chimpanzee "tanga"
Ferdinando Caputo ... chief production accountant
Giulio Cestari ... production accountant
Antonio Corridori ... special stage effects
Fabio Dell'uomo ... assistant entomologist
Fabrizio Diaz ... production secretary
Egle Friggeri ... production secretary
Maurizio Garrone ... animal and insect supplier
Sheila Goldberg ... dialogue coach
Enrico Lucherini ... unit publicist
Saverio Mangogna ... production secretary
Giorgio Ricci ... gunsmith
Renato Rinaldo ... production accountant
Serenella Severini ... production secretary
Enrico Stella ... entomology consultant
Aldo Taloni ... chief set builder
Vivalda Vigorelli ... script supervisor
Carlo Zini ... jewellery
Cesare Barbetti ... voice dubbing: Patrick Bauchau (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Dalila Di Lazzaro (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani ... voice dubbing: Donald Pleasance (uncredited)
Roberto Ornaro ... production accountant (uncredited)
Ilaria Stagni ... voice dubbing: Jennifer Connelly (uncredited)

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Carlo Zini ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Scott Hutchins

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Taglines When Insects Attack! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Creepers (United States)
  • Dario Argento's Phenomena (United States)
  • Satánica inocencia (Mexico)
  • Fainomena (Greece)
  • Jelenség (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Budget $3,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jennifer Connelly had part of her finger bitten off by the chimpanzee in the final scene at the end of the film. She was rushed to the hospital and the finger was re-attached. See more »
Goofs (at around 1 min) The girl in the opening is allegedly Danish, but clearly speaks Norwegian. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Flash of the Blade See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes [last lines]
Frau Brückner: [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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