Phenomena

I guess Creepers is what it was called for its North American release, but it’s better known as Phenomena. Although I’ve been meaning to watch one of his movies forever, this is my first Dario Argento film. I’ll go out and say it, I thought this film was terrible, although I did think that the batshit insane last 10 minutes were pretty fun. But overall, the acting was beyond awful — including what we see from an incredibly young Jennifer Connelly, who I normally adore. Argento is always described as a master of the genre, so I was really surprised by what I was seeing. And overall, the story is pretty hokey, and the use of heavy metal in the soundtrack (Iron Maiden, a band I actually like) makes no sense, and feels completely off when used. I still want to watch Susperia though, which is considered his best film.

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.