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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 »

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writer:

Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Patrick White John Patrick White ... Mike
Taylor Locke Taylor Locke ... Arnie
Lauren Summers Lauren Summers ... Cindy
Jim Metzler ... Dad
Belinda Montgomery ... Mom
Gabriel Spahiu ... Hotel Clerk
Jimmy Herman ... Attendant
Jeff Burr ... Uncle Jack
Iuliana Ciugulea Iuliana Ciugulea ... Aunt Silvia
Dan Badarau Dan Badarau ... Bartender
Serban Celea ... Cowboy
Scot Kuykundahl Scot Kuykundahl ... Cowboy
Ion Haiduc ... Cowboy
Dyer McHenry Dyer McHenry ... Cowboy
Petre Moraru 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild horror adventure and language

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Trivia

The film story is actually based upon the real ghost towns in the Wild West abandoned after a Gold Rush and it is a combination of teen fantasy, horror, western & even a comedy. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

There exists a longer cut with more graphic material that was cut from the U.S. VHS, presumably to secure a PG rating. See more »

Soundtracks

Never Trust a Lizard
Written by Taylor Locke and Derek Donely
Performed by Toasty Pillow
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A corny horror movie, that can be entertaining if you have absolutely nothing else to do.
20 June 1999 | by Stevex66See all my reviews

When I watched this movie it was an afternoon after I got home from work. I love horror movies and have seen some really cheesy ones, but this takes the cake. The plot presented to the viewer in the beginning of the movie seems a little intriguing, but as the movie progresses the script makes a wrong turn with horrible cliches and bad presentation, which in turn makes the movie completely dull and boring. I don't mean to keep criticizing the script and plot, because believe me that is not the worst part. I have to say as a whole the acting was not terrible for beginning actors, and I was impressed with Taylor Locke, this being one of his first movies. The worst part of the movie was the special effects. They reeked of low budget, and really ruined the viewers entertainment, even if he had been remotely interested in the plot. I do recommend you watch this movie to understand the power of a bad script and plot. Only then can you really appreciate good writers and directors.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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