Phantasm: Remastered

Phantasm: Remastered

Directed by Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli’s beloved 1979 sci-fi horror classic returns in a beautiful new restoration (headed by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot). When Mike’s parents die, his world is turned upside down. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking discovery that a mortician (the late, great Angus Scrimm) and his dwarf army have stolen Mike’s parents’ bodies. Did we mention the flying spheres? Though the surreal scare-fest unfolds like a child’s bad dream, the terror it evokes is far more real and intense than most fright flicks. PHANTASM’s success led to four sequels and a permanent place in the horror hall of fame.

Don Coscarelli’s beloved 1979 sci-fi horror classic returns in a new restoration.

Cast: Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

Member Reviews

I don’t understand the hype. I have spent years trying to get through this movie and I finally succeeded today. Which was not easy. It’s such a drag. I enjoyed the characters but the plot is not interesting whatsoever and this film has not aged well.

LittleFoot14
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8 days ago

It just gets better as the years go by. One of my favourites.

ccm22
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23 days ago

Quite an overrated film. I have, in the past 25 years, attempted to watch this film 5 times. Saw it was on Shudder and finally got too the end. At times its quite amateurish but there are some good visuals and I like the Twin Peaks type plot elements. I'm intrigued enough to give the sequels a try but probably wouldn't watch this one again for another 25 years.

Demonschainsaw
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23 days ago

Phantastic philm! I love the score, especially the part with the ill beats. A really well-made film, and the restoration looks fantastic. The script, the editing, the acting...all great. Top-notch horror with a weird twist.

Technogeist
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23 days ago

The original Phantasm is pure horror delight. Sure the plot is a mess and most of the performances can come across as pretty cheesy, but the film succeeds on so many other levels. It’s ominous, dream-like, and genuinely creepy. The music (like most 70s and early 80s horror movies) is excellent. The remastered version looks phenomenal.

Captwoods1
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24 days ago