#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, it’s up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Plot: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
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The first thing we’d like to know is what we’re dealing with, biological, chemical, or other.
Directed by Joe Chappelle and written by Dean Koontz, who adapts from his own novel, Phantoms (not the greatest title all things considered) is a considerably well put together amalgamation of horror/sci-fi/creature feature tropes. If at times it feels clichéd and formulaic, then that is ultimately a curse of the cinematic genres it lives and breaths in.
Plot basically has two sisters played by Rose McGowan and Joanna Going arriving in the town of Snowfield, Cololrado, to find most of the inhabitants dead, diseased or dismembered. A trio of coppers turn up played by Liev Schreiber (shifty malevolence), Ben Affleck (square jawed bastion of heroism) and Nicky Katt (fodder of course), and thus a fight for survival ensues as Peter O’Toole’s sharp doctor character comes flying in to become the fulcrum of the story. So yep! There’s something very evil and nasty at work here and the makers expand upon the reasons why with a drip-feed mixture of mad science and intelligent thematic ideas.
The effects work is more than adequate and the strong cast list perform well up to scratch (nice to see O’Toole doesn’t phone it in to denigrate the story). Things are taken very seriously throughout, the makers in no way biting the hand that feeds them, while the requisite insertions of jump – shocks – twists and mayhem are handled with care and attention by the director. You may come away as I did with a hunger to dig out your copy of John Carpenter’s sublime The Thing? Which in truth is never a bad “thing,” but this is still sturdy stuff, a pic caked in genre cement, and crucially it doesn’t waste the time invested by the genre compliant viewers. 7/10
The Thing’s long lost cousin (sort of) in an isolated town in the mountains of Colorado
Two sisters (Rose McGowan & Joanna Going) visit a town in the Rockies, which is mysteriously absent of people except for a few corpses. They eventually encounter a Sheriff (Ben Affleck) and his deputies as the mystery deepens (Liev Schreiber plays one of the deputies). Peter O’Toole is on hand as an eccentric British writer who assists the group while Clifton Powell plays the commanding officer of an Army unit sent to the town.
The movie came out in 1998 and was written by heralded horror author Dean Koontz (both the screenplay and the novel). The story is basically “The Thing” (1982) set in a Rockies town with various nuances, like the addition of two females. Speaking of whom, Rose and Joanna have stunning faces, but their beauty is never really capitalized on in the film. Joanna, for instance, wears ridiculously baggy tan slacks the entire runtime.
The first half is nice & mysterious with several genuinely creepy sequences whereas the second half focuses on the incredible source of the horror and the complexities thereof. People complain about the latter portions, and I can see where they’re coming from, but I like the way the protagonists put their heads together to try to figure out and defeat the diabolical phenomenon.
The film runs 1 hour, 36 minutes and was shot in Georgetown, Colorado.
At least give credit to Alcanivorax borkumensis.
I first saw this in the late 90s on cable tv. Revisited it recently. The Blob remake is much much better than this lousy film.
In this film nothing happens for almost an hour except squeaking sounds, flickering lights, shaky cam, lots of darkness, some dead bodies. Then almost aft an hour the film copies a bit from Alien n The Thing. The ending is a big meh.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Argentina)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Joe Chappelle
Writer Dean R. Koontz (novel), Dean R. Koontz (screenplay)
Actors Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber
Country USA, Japan
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company NEO Motion Pictures, Miramax Films, Fuji Creative Corporation, Dimension Films, Raven House
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm