Jennifer has a few million close friends. She's going to need them all.
|Directed by||Dario Argento|
|Written by||Dario Argento; Franco Ferrini|
|Produced by||Angelo Jacono; Dario Argento|
|Music by||Simon Boswell; Goblin|
|Edited by||Franco Fraticelli|
|Distributed by||DACFILM Rome; New Line Cinema; Anchor Bay Entertainment|
|Release date(s)|| January 31st, 1985 (Italy) |
August 2nd, 1985 (US) 
|Running time||110 min.|
|Language||Italian (English dubbed)|
Phenomena is an Italian/American horror film written and directed by famed giallo master Dario Argento. It was produced by DACFILM Rome and released theatrically in Italy on January 31st, 1985. An English-dubbed version was produced by New Line Cinema and released under the title Creepers on August 2nd, 1985. The film stars Jennifer Connelly as Jennifer Corvino, a telepathic somnambulist who has a deep interest in insects. Jennifer attends the Swiss Richard Wagner Academy for Girls where she witnesses a traumatic murder and earns the interest of entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence). Together they discover that the recent murders are rooted in the dark history of the school itself.
|Jennifer Connelly||Jennifer Corvino|
|Daria Nicolodi||Frau Brückner|
|Dalila Di Lazzaro||Headmistress|
|Patrick Bauchau||Inspector Rudolf Geiger|
|Donald Pleasence||Professor John McGregor|
|Fiore Argento||Vera Brandt|
|Fiorenza Tessari||Gisela Sulzer|
|Mario Donatone||Morris Shapiro|
|Michele Soavi||Kurt, Geiger's assistant|
|Franco Trevisi||Real estate agent|
|Kaspar Capparoni||Karl, Sophie's boyfriend|
|Alberto Cracco||UBS bank teller|
|Antonio Maimone||EEG doctor|
|Fulvio Mingozzi||Mister Sulzer|
Home Video Edit
Phenomena was released on VHS by Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz Entertainment on February 16th, 1999. It was released on DVD (all regions) on March 16th, 1999. Special features on the disc include a behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews/commentaries with director Dario Argento and special effects/makeup artist Sergio Stivaletti and a music video by composer Claudio Simonetti. Anchor Bay later repackaged the film along with Inferno as part of a twin-pack gift set on July 10th, 2001. It was re-released under the title Creepers on July 18th, 2001. Special features include an interview with Dario Argento. The Special Edition DVD of the film was released by Anchor Bay on May 27th, 2008.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Production on Phenomena began in May, 1984. Principal shooting took place from June 18th to October 30th.
- Nick Alexander provided the voice for the real estate agent in the English-dubbed version.
- Carolyn De Fonseca provided the voice for Frau Brückner in the English-dubbed version.
External Links Edit
- Phenomena at Wikipedia
- Phenomena at TerrorHook.com
- Phenomena at The Terror Trap
- Phenomena at Arrow in the Head
- Phenomena at The Brimstone Pit
- Phenomena at The Jigsaw Lounge
- Phenomena at Mutant Reviewers from Hell