Thursday, February 16, 2012

Phantoms


1998 American Horror Film

Director: Joe Chappelle

Writer: Dean Koontz

Cinematography: Greg Littlewood & Richard Clabaugh

Running time: 91 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: For centuries they told us the terror would come from above. We've been looking the wrong way.

Cast:
Peter O'Toole as Dr. Timothy Flyte
Rose McGowan as Lisa Paige
Joanna Going as Jennifer Paige, M.D
Liev Schreiber as Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle
Ben Affleck as Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Nicky Katt as Deputy Steve Shanning
Clifton Powell as Gen. Leland Copperfield
Rick Otto as Scientist Lockland
Valerie Chow as Scientist Yamaguchi
Adam Nelson as Scientist Burke
John Hammil as Scientist Talbot
John Scott Clough as Scientist Shane
Michael DeLorenzo as Soldier Velasquez
William Hahn as Scientist Borman
Robert Himber as Scientist Walker
Bo Hopkins as Agent Hawthorne
Robert Knepper as Agent Wilson

Plot
150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that's only the beginning...

Awards: None

Trivia
The "flatworm theory" used in the movie (that flatworms can eat the remains of their own kind and absorb their knowledge) is based on actual tests given to flatworms which involved seeing how quickly they would make the "correct" turn at a Y-intersection after eating the previous experimenters. The results were more inconclusive than the film says. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

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