"At the centre is an excellent performance by Connelly.... Not nearly as stylishly bonkers as 'Suspiria' or 'Inferno', but it'll do."
- TIME OUT FILM GUIDE
**per Leonard Maltin Video Guide, the film was originally 110 minutes long, but there is an 82 minute cut. (DMG)
The 7/11/1996 VIDEO STORE says the video is 84 minutes.
Enter the creepy, crawling world of a psychotic killer in this terrifying thriller starring Jennifer Connelly ('Rocketeer'), Donald Pleasence ('Escape from New York') and Patrick Bauchau ('Clear and Present Danger'). From director Dario Argento ('Suspiria,' 'Once Upon a Time in the West'). (7/11/1996 VIDEO STORE)
Released in the US in heavily edited form as CREEPERS in 1986, Italian horror master Dario Argento's masterpiece manages to be involving and interesting while providing a steady stream of funhouse style shocks. Jennifer Corvino (Connelly) is attending a Swiss boarding school for girls when she discovers she is able to communicate telepathically with insects. When a serial killer begins murdering students, bug specialist Dr. McGregor (Pleasance) must help her use her powers to find the killer. With a soundtrack featuring Motorhead and Iron Maiden making the experience ever more disorienting, you won't know where Argento is taking you next. Check the run time, as many different versions exist (the 110 minute version is the most complete).
Description by Anchor Bay:
Brace yourself for an all-new look at one of the most wildly original films ever from writer/director Dario Argento, an insane epic of terror, wonder, and jaw-dropping carnage. Jennifer Connelly stars as an outcast student at a Swiss boarding school who discovers both her telepathic power to control insects and the gore-soaked trail of a razor-wielding killer. Can a kindly professor (Donald Pleasence of HALLOWEEN) now harness her ‘gift' to stop the bloodbath of a psychopath' Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRE), Dalila Di Lazzaro (FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) co-star — along with a pounding soundtrack by Goblin, Bill Wyman, Iron Maiden and Motörhead — in the shocker that remains a favorite of Argento fans as well as one of the most brutally original horror thrillers of the ‘80s.
From Italian shockmaster Dario Argento comes this heavy metal-scored frightfest. A schoolgirl in a Swiss academy becomes embroiled in a extrasensory world in which a psychotic killer lurks. Soon, she becomes his next target. But this heroine learns that she has an unusual gift: a form of telekinesis that enables her to have mental communication with insects. As the villain closes in, she calls upon an army of flies, maggots and cockroaches to help her defeat her enemy.
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