Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments [DVD]


The ‘90s DIY Cult Sensation Now Remastered On DVD For The First Time Ever!

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In 1994, aspiring Niagara, Ontario filmmaker Erica Benedikty was working part-time at a community cable channel. Over the course of a year – and aided by a dedicated team of friends, volunteers and fellow film rebels – she wrote, produced, directed and edited a wildly ambitious, feature-length sci-fi action thriller for only $250. But when she convinced her employers to broadcast the finished film, PHOBE became a local sensation, was invited to screen at festivals, and remains one of Canada’s most infamous cult hits. Intervision is proud to present Benedikty’s ultra low-budget epic – complete with impressive visual FX, Roman candle pyrotechnics, alien predators, light saber battles and space cops with mullets – now fully remastered with all-new Special Features that reveal the strange, inspired and sometimes tragic story behind this near-impossible DIY triumph.

Special Features:

  • Audio commentary by writer/director Erica Benedikty, moderated by Paul Corupe ( and Peter Kuplowsky (Laser Blast Film Society)
  • Director Erica Benedikty’s first feature-length movie, BACK IN BLACK
  • The Making Of PHOBE: a documentary on the creation of the film and its continuing legacy
  • Q&A with cast and crew following home town screening in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Original FX shots from 1995 broadcast version of PHOBE
  • Outtakes
  • Gribble Hell Performs Phobe Theme