History Literature / Phantoms

10th Jun '16 10:50:49 AM Morgenthaler
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''Phantoms'' is a horror novel by American author DeanKoontz. It takes place in the small Californian mountain town of Snowfield, where doctor Jennifer Paige is taking her younger sister Lisa to live after their mother died of an embolism. It's a picturesque little place, but it doesn't take the sisters long to notice that something's missing--all the people, for starters. They find a few corpses, but most of the town's inhabitants seem to have vanished without a trace. Many of the few bodies they do find obviously died completely terrified, though just ''how'' they died isn't immediately evident.

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''Phantoms'' is a horror novel by American author DeanKoontz.Creator/DeanKoontz. It takes place in the small Californian mountain town of Snowfield, where doctor Jennifer Paige is taking her younger sister Lisa to live after their mother died of an embolism. It's a picturesque little place, but it doesn't take the sisters long to notice that something's missing--all the people, for starters. They find a few corpses, but most of the town's inhabitants seem to have vanished without a trace. Many of the few bodies they do find obviously died completely terrified, though just ''how'' they died isn't immediately evident.
21st May '16 7:59:50 AM SilverDragon
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Oh so much, but see RuleOfScary above. It tries to avert this with Biosan (The biological weapon used to kill the monster), which is based on a RealLife organism made by Ananda Chakrabarty to dissolve oil spills.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Oh so much, but see RuleOfScary above. It RuleOfScary. The book tries to avert this with Biosan (The (the biological weapon used to kill the monster), which is based on a RealLife organism made by Ananda Chakrabarty to dissolve oil spills.
21st May '16 7:59:03 AM SilverDragon
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* AnimalisticAbomination: The monster can choose any shape to hunt down it's victims. A giant moth is one of them.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: The monster can choose any shape to hunt down it's its victims. A giant moth is one of them.
5th Dec '15 12:50:42 PM morenohijazo
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* EatBrainForMemories: A gigantic protoplasmic monster consumes human beings and absorbs their memories from their brains.
11th Nov '15 8:00:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero - Sheriff Hammond.
** TheLancer - Tal Whitman.
** TheSmartGuy (well, gal actually) - Doctor Jennifer Paige.
** TheBigGuy - Gordy Brogan.
** TheChick - Lisa Paige (somewhat justified in that she's only fourteen).
11th Aug '15 4:27:39 AM Morgenthaler
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It was made into a film starring Peter O'Toole. And Ben Affleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]

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It was made into a film starring Peter O'Toole. And Ben Affleck.Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/RoseMcGowan, and Creator/BenAffleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]
30th May '15 3:04:42 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* {{Expy}}: The Ancient Enemy is a shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling, trash-talking EldritchAbomination, not unlike [[{{IT}} a certain iconic Stephen King villain]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Ancient Enemy is a shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling, trash-talking EldritchAbomination, not unlike [[{{IT}} [[Literature/{{IT}} a certain iconic Stephen King villain]].
28th May '15 8:39:16 PM PaulA
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* DawsonCasting: Lisa's age is never specified in the movie (she's 14 in the novel) but is implied to be at least 17 or 18 years old. She was played by Rose McGowan who was 25 when the movie was made.
* EldritchAbomination: The Ancient Enemy.

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* DawsonCasting: Lisa's age is never specified in the movie (she's 14 in the novel) but is implied to be at least 17 or 18 years old. She was played by Rose McGowan [=Rose McGowan=] who was 25 when the movie was made.
* EldritchAbomination: The Ancient Enemy.Enemy, made all the more creepy from the seemingly plausible explanation for its existence and biology.


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* TimeDissonance: The Ancient Enemy perceives time really quickly, after having been around for millions of years, and the lifespan of a human is extremely brief and insignificant to it.
17th May '15 7:29:31 AM lolface123
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*AnimalisticAbomination: The monster can choose any shape to hunt down it's victims. A giant moth is one of them.


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*HumanoidAbomination: The human-derived "phantoms" are this by default.
22nd Jan '15 12:44:44 PM asimons04
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* HumansAreBastards: The novel states that The Ancient Enemy predates humans and the concept of the Devil and demons. It goes further to state that the creature fed on humans, gained their memories and intelligence, and became evil ''because'' of human nature. Hence, the real devil is us.
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
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