PHENOMENA

PHENOMENA

(1984 Horror)




[Pleasence is] a great character actor.

---Dario Argento



ALTERNATE TITLE:

CREEPERS (US title)



CAST AND CREW:

JENNIFER CONNELLY (Jennifer Corvino)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Professor John McGregor)
DARIA NICOLODI (Mrs. Bruckner)
PATRICK BAUCHAU (Inspector Rudolf Geiger)
DALILA DI LAZZARO (Headmistress)
FEDERICA MASTROIANNI (Sophie)
FIORE ARGENTO (Vera Grant)
FIORENZA TESSARI (Diezla Sulzer)
MICHELE SOAVI (Police Detective)
TANGA (Inga)

Produced and Directed by DARIO ARGENTO
Written by DARIO ARGENTO and FRANCO FERRINI



SYNOPSIS:

A teenage girl, who has the ability to communicate with insects, joins forces with a renown entomologist to track a bizarre killer.



PLEASENCE CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Professor John McGregor---a renown entomologist, who has been helping the police in their investigation of a bizarre killer of young Swiss girls.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • MICHELE SOAVI AND DONALD PLEASENCE
    Photo courtesy of Tom Ericksen

  • PLEASENCE, TANGA, AND DARIO ARGENTO
    Photo courtesy of Greg Coleman



    SCREEN CAPTURES:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS PROFESSOR JOHN McGREGOR
  • JENNIFER CONNELLY AND PLEASENCE
  • MICHELE SOAVI AND PLEASENCE



    REVIEWS:

  • JON PARALES (The New York Times)
  • CHRISTOPHER WEEDMAN (THE MAN WITH THE HYPNOTIC EYE webmaster)



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO (Rents both the uncut PHENOMENA and the cut CREEPERS)

    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR (Sells cut CREEPERS version)

    REGION 1 DVD TO BUY---KEN CRANE'S LASERDISCS AND DVDs
    REGION 1 DVD TO RENT---NET FLIX.COM



    STAR LINKS:

  • THE OFFICIAL PATRICK BAUCHAU SITE
  • THE JENNIFER CONNELLY CENTER
  • JENNIFER CONNELLY ITALIAN HOME PAGE
  • JENNY'S WORLD
  • THE PHENOMENAL JENNIFER CONNELLY



    DIRECTOR LINKS:

  • AVETE VISTO DARIO ARGENTO PAGE (In Japanese and English)
  • DARIO ARGENTO: MASTER OF COLORS
  • DARIO ARGENTO: WORLD OF HORROR
  • DARK DREAMS: THE FILMS OF DARIO ARGENTO
  • NOR HAWK'S DARIO ARGENTO PAGE (In English and Norwegian)



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE





    Above photo courtesy of Tim Roach

    Photos 1984 DACFILM ROME / INTRA FILMS WORLD SALES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport




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