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Phenomena Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau

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PHENOMENA (aka CREEPERS) is a movie written and directed by Dario Argento in 1985.

Switzerland. Jennifer Connelly has just arrived in the Richard Wagner boarding school. She suffers from sleep-walking and has the strange ability to mentally communicate with insects. For months now, young women are savagely murdered by a psychotic killer in the neighborhood. So, when Jennifer's roommate disappears, she decides to help Donald Pleasence, a scottish scientist, to find the killer by studying the behaviour of the insects around them. Pleasence, who can't leave his wheelchair, lives alone with a smart monkey in the forest nearby. But will the killer wait for the two amateur detectives or decide to eliminate them ?

A giallo with good fantasy elements.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Spying - Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   talk with/control animals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can talk to animals Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mental hospital    -   mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   nasty human transformations

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