Phantoms

1998

Phantoms

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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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Critic Reviews for Phantoms

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (27)

  • Until it coughs up a ridiculously convoluted explanation of why an isolated town in Colorado suddenly goes deader than a weekday matinee of The Postman, Phantoms delivers the shivers.

    Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Mike Clark

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • The movie quickly degenerates into another one of those Gotcha! thillers in which loathsome slimy creatures leap out of drain pipes and sewers and ingest supporting actors, while the stars pump bullets into them.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The more the story and film unfold, the stupider "Phantoms" gets...

    Mar 31, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The great thespian Peter O'Toole looks more out of place in this schlock pic than the rest of the cast, even though he's the best thing about this misfire.

    Jan 31, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • A dandy Halloween feature with a good needle-in-the-butt jump every five minutes or so

    Jun 14, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
  • Affleck, you weren't the bomb in Phantoms, yo. But Rose McGowan is hot.

    Oct 28, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Phantoms

  • 1d ago
    This is an utter mess of poor filmmaking and storytelling. The cast are solid and they aren't the issue here. The problem is the lack of chemistry, character development and overall coherency. O'Toole was an inspired choice and steals the show in a very thankless role. The young up and coming cast attempt to breath life into this film, but it feels doomed from the very beginning. The monster setup was interesting and had the filmmaker been a little more seasoned, this may have worked. The monster attacks are filmed like it is designed to induce seizures at any moment. The film is short and any menace from the monster never materializes. It's a shame this didn't work. 19/01/2020
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • 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

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