Phenomena

Phenomena

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

Member Reviews

One of the more coherent Argento films. Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasance are great. 4/5 Chekhov's Chimp Knives

JustBees
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6 days ago

Very stylish, funny, and cool. And THE CHIMP!!!

maredjurphy
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1 week ago

Not my favorite Argento but still pretty awesome!

bonedaddy
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2 weeks ago

Any movie with a girl with psychic insect powers and a smart monkey gets an automatic fresh rating from me.

MadMan
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2 weeks ago

Well, this is certainly an Argento movie haha. The acting is pretty good, and there are a few parts of the movie that stand out - visuals, casting, and setting/atmosphere. The movie itself isn’t phenomena(l) though, and in the pantheon of Giallo the score is pretty lackluster, although that does help to highlight the few heavy metal songs thrown into the mix.

exhaustedqueer
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2 weeks ago