Phantasm (4K Restoration)
Restored to its original glory by Phantasm super fan J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company and director Don Coscarelli, with a stunning 4K remaster and 5.1 audio soundtrack!
Mike cannot decide what is real and what isn’t, and is plagued by vivid nightmares. He gets the shock of his life when he watches, with binoculars, the conclusion of the funeral of his older brother’s friend — the mortician (the Tall Man), by himself, lifts the casket into the back of a hearse. Mike heads to the grounds of the mortuary, which is home to very bizarre happenings, including a unique security device. Enlisting the help of brother Jody and ice cream salesman Reggie, Mike attempts to vanquish the Tall Man.
At only 23 years old, Don Coscarelli wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited his magnum opus — one that’s truly withstood the test of time, and has influenced many successive generations of filmmakers. Phantasm deftly mixes gothic horror, sci-fi, surrealism and a killer prog rock score together in a grief-ridden adolescent fever dream that horror fans have never stopped worshipping. (1979, Don Coscarelli, U.S., English, 88 min, R, DCP)
“PHANTASM is better experienced than explained…its big scares work because they seemingly continue to emerge from a writer’s feverish subconscious, one racked with dread and confusion.” — Empire Magazine
“Don Coscarelli‘s horror masterpiece isn’t just creepy, funny and wildly entertaining – it’s weird. Deeply weird. Endearingly weird. Weird on the kind of wavelength that you really don’t see very often. And it’s a wavelength that many horror fans seem to be right in tune with.” — Slash Film
“Phantasm is wildly imaginative and legitimately creepy, confronting death and mourning as part of the coming-of-age process while also delivering nutty Jawa-type critters and blood spurting out of peoples’ faces.” — Katie Rife, AV Club