Phantom Town (later released in 2013 as Spooky Town on DVD) is a 1998 Canadian-American-Romanian horror fantasy western film directed by Jeff Burr with the screenplay by Benjamin Carr. The film starred John Patrick White, Taylor Locke, Lauren Summers, Jim Metzler, Belinda Montgomery, and Gabriel Spahiu. The film focuses on Mike, a sixteen-year-old boy, and his two younger siblings as they search for their missing parents in the mysterious town of Long Hand, which according to maps doesn't exist at all.
The movie had a runtime of 95 minutes. Phantom Town had an estimated budget of $800,000. The movie was filmed at Castel Film Studios in Bucharest, Romania and was released in theaters in the US on July 1, 1998 and to VHS and DVD on February 16, 1999.
Three children go on a search to find their parents who mysteriously disappeared after entering a town called Long Hand that isn't found on any map. The children check in at the town's hotel and begin to notice that the residents of Long Hand behave strangely, repeating the same actions over and over. Further exploration of the town leads the children to discover that the town is inhabited by body snatchers, and they could be the next victims. The children eventually find their parents in catacombs located underneath the town, and manage to leave the town with their parents after killing the monster that runs the town. In the end, Mike throws a party and the children discover that their parents had been transformed just like the other residents of Long Hand.