Any B-movie worth its salt knows that in order to make up for shoddy plotting you have to indulge in excess gore. One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that’s only the beginning. I give this epic novel the rating it deserves–five stars. Share this Rating Title: That was the whole movie experience for me. With all that said, though, there’s still plenty of reason to revisit or introduce yourself to Phantoms on its 20th anniversary. His role is rather simple, an entire arc summed up easily: The others find only his gun, hat and shoes while the rest of him is gone.

Instead of reading Dean Koontz, you should probably smash your head repeatedly into a brick wall. Scientist Shane Michael DeLorenzo I’d spend the entire summer reading Koontz and King and any other ghost, goul, vampire book I could find. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Use the HTML below. There’s no jump scare, and no moment of reckoning. Stephen King did something similar with The Storm of the Century mini-series. There are just too many coincidences.

It really shouldn’t have been this complicated, but what can I say? I feel bad for O’Toole because he’s such a great actor.

To the point where I choose a favorite, and from that point on I’m squarely behind that favorite until the bitter end. Phantoms starts off with a taste of old fashioned horror films, and ultimately sets the tone for the entire film.

Peter O’Toole as Dr. Oh, it smarmily ties up every loose end, but even before that, Koontz generates his climax from a ridiculously unbelievable bit of scientific investigation.

Having realized, Koontz 3. Well, its the devil don’t you think, come up from hell tonight?

Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve finally matured enough to give Koontz a try. Nicky Katt Deputy Steve Shanning. Ruger as Phantom Dog. Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: It does not need to be Dean Koontz only.

We soon discover that an ancient entity, older than the dinosaurs, has come to this sleepy little hamlet to feast, as it does every few thousand years. But pretty much everything else fails. This is a horror novel!!!

I started this book on Christmas eve, at night, looking for some light reading while waiting for Santa, and Holy Moly! From the performances and the special effects to the sheer ludicrousness of certain scenes, Phantoms boasts some serious B-movie bona fides.


Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows – Start Now. Judith Drake as Hilda. Lord knows nobody else will. Because ultimately we’ll never encounter anything more terrifying than the monster among us. Currently I have read three of his novels ; midnight, watchers and now this one, pnantoms I have thoroughly enjoyed each of them. Problem is, this causes me to miss out on things that threaten the supremacy of my favorites. Here we have a deaj girl who never behaves like a child, so she might as well be Let me say I like Koontz, he has written some books that would rate among my favorites Edan first their suspicions are that of a serial killer on the loose in town.

Deaan handful of bodies are found, but phzntoms happened to them? For centuries they told us the terror would come from koonz. But while Koontz has an undeniable appeal to some people, I am not really one of them. The second chapter is titled Coming Home and introduces two characters – Jennifer and Elisabeth Paige.

Jeez what a horrible mistake that was. The man is a hack. Dean Hallo Sergeant Harker.

Phantoms by Dean Koontz

A Star Is Born 4. For me this is one of those, “isn’t this book over yet” books. I remember being twelve and my mother telling me under no circumstances was I to read any of her Dean Koontz books, because they ‘were not suitable for a girl my age’. The horror that ratcheted up with each revelation is largely diminished by the entrance of new characters and the insight into their perspective; now there’s a sense of companionship and the two sisters are not alone, and when you’re not alone in the dark the fear of the unknown largely disappears.

And maybe because it was the first that I read, but this novel keeps to be my favorite book of Koontz and my favorite horror novel.

There’s plenty of dismembered bodies and tense and suspenseful horror moments to keep you tense throughout the film. Top 10 Space Movies. An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret. Though the book was written init doesn’t have that musty 80’s stink on it — people dwelling on very 80’s tech or anything like that, and likewise, the book never really felt dated at all.


La La Land 6. The wind whispers through the empty streets, and screen doors clatter against their wooden frames. Already have an account? The man is not subtle, and doesn’t build any kind of tension in his horror stories; instead, he beats the reader over the head with a hammer of cheesy metaphors.

Yes, Affleck had already been in plenty of films — Dazed and Confusedtwo Kevin Smith films, and the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning Good Will Huntingwhich walloped Phantoms at the box office on its opening weekend despite having been out for more than a month — but Phantoms showed us a different Affleck.

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Koontz restricts the action in the opening to a single place and a single protagonist, who is faced with danger that is shown but not explained, therefore making pahntoms intriguing and pushing the reader to the edge of his seat – this drastically increases the tension, a feat that requires considerable skill to perform castt such small space.

But her older sister, the doctor, the care giver, the one responsible for her younger 14 year old sister keeps standing over inexplicably dead bodies saying “wait a minute” as her sister KEEPS saying “let’s go! A Star Is Born 7. Production Designer 2 Credits Caast Raymond. I mean, it’s pulpy as fuck but I’m a big fan of pulp fiction so that’s not going to keep me away. Phantoms would become a timeless horror classic if it did not try to be too much – Phantoms would be a horror story, yes, but it would also be science fiction, an adventure tale, a wild mystery story, and an exploration of the nature and source of myth.

Three years ago, phantpms Dr.

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