Directed by Dario Argento
During her first night at boarding school, Jennifer (Jennifer Connelly) witnesses a horrible murder while sleepwalking. After digging deeper into the crime, Jennifer meets a professor (Donald Pleasence, HALLOWEEN) who uncovers her psychic connection to insects, and encourages her to use her strange gift to catch the killer. Dario Argento’s sci-fi spin on his iconic giallo style has divided fans since its’ release but for us, its squirmy pleasures have only deepened. Beyond the bugs, maggots and monkeys, it’s a creepy-crawly must-see, especially for Connelly’s fearless performance.
A girl with a psychic connection to insects must use her gift to catch a killer.
Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
One of Argento's best with an awesome soundtrack.
As a Argento fangirl, this is one of my favorite works of his. The movie is truly a work of art, it's just beautiful to watch. The cinematography, aesthetic, atmosphere, and not to mention the incredible soundtrack by Goblin, make Phenomena a movie you will want to rewatch. I first watched this movie when I was 12, so this was the film that first introduced me to Argento, inspired my love of horror, and made me fall in love with movie soundtracks. Watching it again bring back a ton of nostalgia.
have this on DVD. one of my favourite Argento movies along with suspiria & inferno.. Ive never been one for arthouse movies but again here Argento captures surreal dream imagery mixed with perfect soundtrack and his tendency too add hidden secret chambers all shot beautifully and shoutout to the hero monkey. 1 of a kind movie
Phenomenal film. Beautiful atmosphere, interesting characters, fun action, and masterful soundtrack.
i like it alot pretty good to watch