Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Phantoms (1998)

I had a long day. Not because of a hangover or anything like that, I spent three hours breaking ice in my mother’s driveway, to get the van free from the abyss. You know, gravel and sleet really do not mix. I know I should have retrieved it earlier when Bren got back, but, the snow continued on and off (and I am lazy). Fortunately, after trying some different methods, I was able to finish everything and get the van out. To wind down, I decided to watch something wintery, Phantoms from 1998.
Plot/ In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. Now, it's up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
This film caught my eye with the wintery theme and I was surprised by it. This has to be one of the better Dean Koontz adaptations I have watched. This flick had a lot to like, solid scripting penned by Koontz himself, sound acting, good cinematography, and a haunting atmosphere that really fit the storyline. While the special effects were good, the creature was a bit anti-climactic as they strayed from what was written in the original novel. There were really only a few noticeable flaws to point out with sound quality and some uneven pacing.  In the end, this is a solid and entertaining horror flick that fits perfect in the cold of winter. If you enjoy Koontz, you definitely must check this one out.

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