Director: Dario Argento. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi. 110 min. Rated R. Italy. Horror/Mystery.
After re-watching Deep Red (1975), my childhood nightmare, I've been trying to catch up on Dario Argento's other horror flicks, maybe because during his heyday he was proclaimed to out-Hitchcock Hitchcock. But boy, this guy's films don't age well. His Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) was the same Deep Red formula, and I was ashamed to even write anything about his Suspiria (1977). The only reason I'm writing about Phenomena, is that I just want to document I saw the movie where a young Jennifer Connelly jumps into a pool full of maggots. The things people do for fame.
Trivia: Incredible. Argento helped Sergio Leone and Bernardo Bertolucci write the screenplay for Once Upon a Time in the West.