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
Great! Super creative and thought provoking
From the first time I saw this at a drive in theater in 1979 it is one of the best horror movies made. Nobody is buried at Morningside, the dead are all reanimated crushed and sent to a different dimension to work as slaves. The tall man is 100s of years old and creepy as hell.
Pretty accurate depiction of childhood, honestly.
Maybe the most confusing plot ever(still don't know what its about) but its got style, the horror is there and I love the score.
weird. might have been mildly creepy in 1979 but it's just weird now. probably won't re-watch it on purpose