Phantoms

1998

Phantoms

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13%

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Total Count: 31

27%

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This adaptation of a Dean Koontz novel takes place in the small mountain ski resort town of Snowfield where 150 dead are discovered. Another 350 are missing. A doctor (Joanna Going) finds that Evil Incarnate is behind the tragedy.

Cast

Peter O'Toole
as Timothy Flyte
Rose McGowan
as Lisa Pailey
Joanna Going
as Jenny Pailey
Liev Schreiber
as Deputy Stu Wargle
Ben Affleck
as Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Nicky Katt
as Deputy Steve Shanning
Clifton Powell
as General Copperfield
Rick Otto
as Lockland
Valerie Chow
as Yamaguci
Michael DeLorenzo
as Soldier Velazquez
William Hahn
as Scientist Borman
Robert Himber
as Scientist Walker
Bo Hopkins
as Agent Hawthorne
Robert Knepper
as Agent Wilson
Paul Schmidt
as Church Soldier
Dean Hallo
as Sergeant Harker
Clive Rosengren
as Commanding Officer
Luke Eberl
as Tunnel Boy
Rich Beall
as Security Guard
Yvette Nipar
as Cowgirl
Ruger
as Phantom Dog
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  • Nov 01, 2011
    "Affleck is the bomb in Phantoms, yo!" Based on a novel by Dean Koontz, Phantoms follows the mysterious disappearance of a small town's entire population by a supernatural creature. Ben Affleck leads the cast and is joined by Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, and Liev Schreiber. And, director Joe Chappelle does an impressive job at creating an atmospheric and suspenseful tone that's rather disturbing. However, the special effects work is kind of poor and weakens the scares a bit. While Phantoms does feel derivative of other works, it's still a chilling horror film. Plus....Affleck.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2011
    Sheriff Bryce Hammond: All right, enough. Sheriff Bryce Hammond: Enough! It's not a god, it's not a devil. It's just a fucking animal, and any living thing can be killed. Timothy Flyte: But this thing is what wiped out the dinosaurs! Which were pretty tough fucking customers! Phantoms is now one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Everything about it is a complete waste of time. The acting is complete shit. The dialogue is complete shit. The story is complete shit. The sound is complete shit. I could go on, but I think you get the point. For me the sound was the most annoying thing, besides Ben Afflecks horrible performance. During dialogue I would have to turn the volume up because the characters are whispering and I can't hear their worthless dialogue. Then, Bam, 5 minutes of screeching and banging that about blows my speakers. So I turn it down, then I have to turn it back up. That was the whole movie experience for me. The two actresses, while clearly easy on the eyes, are absolutely horrible and almost rival Affleck performance. I feel bad for O'Toole because he's such a great actor. I just can't see what made him want to be in this.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2010
    I liked the musice and the suspense in this movie.
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2010
    Ok have u ever read a Dean Koontz horror story? He is good... not all of his books are good as it usually happens with best-seller/horror writers, but he is ok. Before I watch that movie which is based on a book of his, I didn't know anything about it. So personally, although I read that most of the flixster users didn't like it, I found that movie ok. Good atmosphere and good cast although the plot has some flaws.
    Anna G Super Reviewer

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