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
“There's this door down here, and I bet there's something behind it.” What can be said that hasn't already been said, Phantasm is a classic film that kicked off a classic series and having had the privilege of growing up with that series is one of the little things I'm grateful for in life, if this is your first time experiencing Phantasm might I recommend a bit of dark ambience because from the acting to the film's musical score you are in for a treat.
ghostie_dbd said it all.
Phantasm is a weird, wonderful, and whacky film that'll stand the test of time. From it's unique setting and plot to the characters and the grand villain the tall man himself, Phantasm is unlike any horror I've seen so far. It makes the most of what it has and creates a charming alure from it. There's admittedly some weird edits, the acting isn't great in parts, and the ending was dropped by a moment or two. I'd heard tales about this cult film and I'm glad I listened to them.