Phenomena (1985)

1985 | Italy | Dario Argento | ★★★★

Starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence, Dario Argento's Phenomena is a stylish and thoroughly entertaining yet utterly ridiculous slasher flick, featuring stilted dialogue, nonsensical plotting, and a brilliantly dementedly brilliantly demented ending.


"Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly) daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called Swiss Transylvania to attend an exclusive girls school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin's headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic etymologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim..." Arrow Video