History Film / Phenomena

12th Sep '16 6:45:24 AM DivineDeath
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''Phenomena'' is a 1985 film directed and written by Creator/DarioArgento, starring a young Creator/JenniferConnelly (in her first leading role), huge swarms of flies and [[KillerGorilla a chimpanzee wielding a razor]]. The initial U.S. release of the film was edited down and re-titled ''Creepers'', though it has since then received an uncut DVD release in the States.

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''Phenomena'' is a 1985 film directed and written by Creator/DarioArgento, starring a young Creator/JenniferConnelly (in her first leading role), huge swarms of flies and [[KillerGorilla [[ManiacMonkeys a chimpanzee wielding a razor]]. The initial U.S. release of the film was edited down and re-titled ''Creepers'', though it has since then received an uncut DVD release in the States.
7th Sep '16 4:31:47 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]]less!]] Also, [[spoiler: despite [[WeHardlyKnewYou knowing so little of them]] and after learning what kind of people are within the boarding school, the student victims prior to Jennifer's arrival and Sophie's death can count too, as almost every female student except Jennifer is TheBully with no decent soul living there with the teaching staff filled with {{Sadist Teacher}}s led by a cruel DeanBitterman, making this boarding school of a doozy of a social CrapsackWorld within.]]



* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. Mc Gregor was nice.

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* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. Mc Gregor McGregor was nice.
7th Jun '16 4:08:42 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].

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%%* * FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].



%%* KidHero: Jennifer.

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%%* * KidHero: Jennifer.Jennifer is a teenage hero but does better than the police thanks to her unique skills.



* OffscreenKarma: [[spoiler: It's never openly stated but the film ends with the killers dead, one of them a teacher and deputy Headmistress of the school which means that the school's administration will be in deep shit and that at the very least the Headmistress will be removed from her position which is fair considering she tried to unlawfully incarcerate Jennifer.]]



%%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].]]

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%%* * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].[=McGregor=] who was one of the last people who deserved to die in the film.]]



%%* WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.

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%%* * WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.scenes wears a white dress that floats in the wind. It makes the scenes even more atmospheric.
10th Feb '16 4:32:19 PM spirasen
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5th Feb '16 3:42:41 AM Shadowgazer
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* AloneWithThePsycho
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]].

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* AloneWithThePsycho
AloneWithThePsycho: And his victims if they count.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]]



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. Sophie who mocked Jennifer behind her back and left her without bothering to even lock the door. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.Bruckner who looked like a reserved and shy woman while she was actually a warped and tormented maniac.]]



%%* CreepyChild: Frau Brückner's son.

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%%* * CreepyChild: Frau Brückner's son.



%%* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school.
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jennifer.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.

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%%* * DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school.
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school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. Mc Gregor was nice.
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EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jennifer.
%%* * EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.[[spoiler: Unless you are an enemy and killer of her boss.]]



%%* GeniusCripple: Professor John [=McGregor=].

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%%* * GeniusCripple: Professor John [=McGregor=].[=McGregor=] who can from his wheelchair help the police procedure by analysing the data of his insect pets.



%%* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house.]]

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%%* * HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house.house is more a hidden mirrors. Which makes it even more disturbing when you consider that they could just unhang them, instead of letting them serve as horrible reminders of the killer's reflection.]]



%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=].

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%%* * IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=].[=McGregor=], who understands her better than any people her age.[[spoiler:Tragically it doesn't last long...]]



%%* MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son.]]
%%* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner is a sinister version.]]

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%%* * MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son.son was chained to the basement the second time. She controlled him enough however for him to return after his nightly escapades.]]
%%* * MamaBear: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner is a sinister version.]]



%%* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].

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%%* * MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].[[spoiler:He understood to much to live]].



%%* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's kid.]]

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%%* * NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's kid.]]



%%* OffWithHisHead



%%* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Morris Shapiro.]]

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%%* * SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Morris Shapiro.Shapiro's OffWithHisHead death catches both Jennifer and the audience terribly off-guard.]]
5th Feb '16 2:53:05 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* AloneWithThePsycho
%%* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]].

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%%* * AloneWithThePsycho
%%* * AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]].



%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.]]

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%%* * BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.]]
18th Jan '16 6:20:31 PM Fireblood
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* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's child is a result of her getting raped by the inmates of the local insane asylum.]]

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* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's child is a result of her getting raped rape by the inmates of the local insane asylum.]]



* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolise that despite the change of the outside on the inside of the killer and his mother nothing changes. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for his less than canny and human appearance]].

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolise symbolize that despite the change of the outside on the inside of the killer and his mother nothing changes. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for his less than canny and human appearance]].
24th Nov '15 11:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]].

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* %%* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]].



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.]]

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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner.]]



* CreepyChild: Frau Brückner's son.

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* %%* CreepyChild: Frau Brückner's son.



* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jennifer.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].

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* %%* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school.
* %%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jennifer.
* %%* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.
* %%* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].



* GeniusCripple: Professor John [=McGregor=].

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* %%* GeniusCripple: Professor John [=McGregor=].



* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house.]]

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* %%* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house.]]



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=].

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* %%* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=].



* KidHero: Jennifer.
* MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son.]]
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner is a sinister version.]]

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* %%* KidHero: Jennifer.
* %%* MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son.]]
* %%* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Frau Brückner is a sinister version.]]



* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].

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* %%* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].



* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Jennifer.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's kid.]]

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: %%* NiceGirl: Jennifer.
* %%* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's kid.]]



* OffWithHisHead

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* %%* OffWithHisHead



* RearWindowInvestigation
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].]]
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Morris Shapiro.]]

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* %%* RearWindowInvestigation
* %%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].]]
* %%* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: Morris Shapiro.]]



* WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.

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* %%* WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.
24th Nov '15 11:55:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].]]

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* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].]]
24th Nov '15 2:30:55 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with another film titled {{Phenomenon}}, which is an entirely different creature.

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Not to be confused with another film titled {{Phenomenon}}, ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', which is an entirely different creature.
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