The last "Phantasm" film was released direct to video backin 1998, which is why it's surprising that a new installment, called "Phantasm V: Ravager," has finished shooting and unveiled the first trailer and poster. Check everything out below.
The new movie was in the works for several years and brought back franchise regulars Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester. But for the first time, Don Coscarelli did not direct. The job, instead went to David Hartman (Transformers Prime, Rob Zombie's "American Witch" and "Lords of Salem" videos).
"I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set," explained Coscarelli. "David and I go back to my film 'Bubba Ho-Tep.' He did terrific visual effects on that, and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, 'John Dies at the End.' Our aesthetics are in sync and he's quite an experienced director in his own right."
He went on to say that this will be the last installment. "In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake 'Phantasm' with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class. And for the first time there's an extended sequence on the Tall Man's home world. There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans."
Phantasm 1&2 really freaked me out as a kid. Some really weird creepy sh*t going on in those films that you just didn't see in other horror movies. Gotta say Phantasm and Basket Case were the two nuttiest horror series of the 90s underground cult classic horror franchises.
Its weird that a movie that seems to have a relatively low budget can also come up with one of the best posters i've seen this year.
minkowskiwrites: on March 28th, 2014 at 3:47:55 PM
^^Actually not. Makes sense. Low budget trash needs something to market it, and since it doesn't have a great deal of money for airtime and print media, a decent, non-lazy poster is the cheapest way to get people interested. Everyone else can afford to not care.
Regardless....zzzzz. Is the dude who played the Tall Man even alive?
minkowskiwrites: on March 28th, 2014 at 3:49:38 PM
Angus Scrimm is 87 years old and still able to act. Jack Nicholson can't even remember his lines.
matternm58writes: on March 29th, 2014 at 12:08:14 AM
I am a huge fan of this series. Can't wait to see it. The 4th ended on such a questioning cliff hanger. Can't wait to see what they have planned for this next one. Mink I didn't realize Scrimm was that old. That's incredible. I saw a youtube video of him talking at a panel, probably at a horror con, and I was just in awe at how cool for an old dude he was. lol