Day 293: Phenomena (1985)

phenomena_fb_08The only questions I have is who isn’t a fan of Oscar Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and who isn’t a fan of Italian horror legend Dario Argento (Suspiria)? Those are definitely the questions I asked when I decided to watch Phenomena for today’s film. Jennifer Corvino (Connelly) is the daughter of a famous Hollywood director who is going to be staying at a school in Switzerland. What the kids at the school do not realize is that even though she is a sleepwalker, she has an amazing ability where she can communicate with insects. That amazing ability will come in handy when a series of murders are occurring near the school as she is asked to use the ability to track down the killer. The film also stars Donald Pleasence (Halloween) as Professor John McGregor, Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red) as Frau Brückner, Fiore Argento (Demons) as Vera Brandt, Federica Mastroianni (State buoni se potete) as Sophie, Fiorenza Tessari (I’ll Do It Tonight) as Gisela Sulzer, Dalila Di Lazzaro (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Headmistress, Patrick Bauchau (A View To A Kill) as Inspector Rudolf Geiger, Davide Marotta (The Passion Of The Christ) as Brückner Son, and the film was directed by Dario Argento. To see the rest of the review, please click here to go to Moshpits and Movies.

Day 280: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)

the-bird-with-the-crystal-plumage-posterI am always tying to find new and interesting ways to watch horror films when it comes to Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween. I did just that for today’s film with the app Frightpix and the film The Bird With The Crystal Plumage from Italian horror maestro Dario Argento (Suspira). Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante) is an American writer in Italy who is ready to leave the country to head back home. All of that changes for Sam when he witnesses an attempted murder. After the botched murder, he is stalked by the killer and soon is involved in a cat and mouse game with the killer as Sam tries to solve the case himself. Will he figure out who the killer is or will he eventually fall victim to the killer? The film also stars Suzy Kendall (To Sir, With Love) as Julia, Enrico Maria Salerno (Seasons Of Our Love) as Inspector Morosini, Eva Renzi (Funeral In Berlin) as Monica Ranieri, Umberto Raho (The Last Man On Earth) as Alberto Ranieri, Renato Romano (Seven Blood-Stained Orchids) as Professor Carlo Dover, Mario Adorf (The Lost Honor Of Katherina Blum) as Berto Consalvi, Rosita Torosh (Flesh For Frankenstein) as 4TH Victim, and Gildo Di Marco (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) as Garullo. To see the rest of the review, please click here to go to Moshpits and Movies.