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2014-03-26 11:48:59 PM  
Angus Scrimm is still alive? Huh. And he was in "John Dies at the End"? I guess I missed him.
 
2014-03-27 02:15:14 AM  

fusillade762: Angus Scrimm is still alive?


They could always Bruce Lee him.

That said, Phantasm is one of my all-time favorite movies and horror series. It's just creepy, and it  works.
 
2014-03-27 02:46:51 AM  
Phantasm gave me the creeps in a way no other movie ever has. The yellow goo the dwarves bleed put me off egg salad for life.

It helped that I was twelve.
 
2014-03-27 02:50:25 AM  
abagond.files.wordpress.com
Phantasm V is a joke
 
2014-03-27 02:50:56 AM  
I still haven't seen 3 or 4,  but the first two hold a special place in my heart.

I got to see the first one at the drive in, and still remember my parents turning to me and saying pretty forcefully, "don't you ever try that!" when the kid tapes th shotgun shell to the hammer so he can escape from his room.
 
2014-03-27 02:53:56 AM  
It's like reading through an anyeurism... couldn't care enough to trudge through that...
 
2014-03-27 02:59:36 AM  
The fact they were able to keep this secret for five years of filming is amazing. This is possibly the most successful low-budget franchise ever, even when considering Troma and Full Moon films. Coscarelli has a gift for making every dollar put on the screen look like a thousand. And while I'm a little worried about Coscarelli stepping into an advisory role with another director & writer, I'm very eager to see this film.

The last thing I saw Reggie in was Vanderpump Rules* on Bravo.

*don't judge!
 
ecl
2014-03-27 02:59:53 AM  

Dr.Zom: Phantasm gave me the creeps in a way no other movie ever has. The yellow goo the dwarves bleed put me off egg salad for life.

It helped that I was twelve.


This. The dwarves chasing the guy etc...  it really stuck.  I've never watched as an adult to see if it holds.
 
2014-03-27 03:02:05 AM  

ecl: I've never watched as an adult to see if it holds.


It does IMO.
 
2014-03-27 03:12:46 AM  

ecl: I've never watched as an adult to see if it holds.


It depends. The original scared the hell out of me as a youngin' at the drive-in. But watching it as an adult, as a marathon of all four films, I found it to be much less a straight-forward frightfest than a Rod Serling-meets-Steven King series of questions that are alternately mortifying and depressing, held aloft by the same twisted humor that made Coscarelli the perfect director for Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies at the End. Go into the re-watch with the idea you're watching something other than a horror movie and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
 
2014-03-27 03:41:41 AM  
I believe.
 
2014-03-27 03:47:45 AM  
  Each one of these leaves me with about 10 more questions than the last one..And the Hemi Cuda they have is one of the best cars ever in movies. It's like having a hot chick as a co-star.
The thing I love is that it's kind of a combination of post apocalypse and zombie movie, except the zombies are squashed into drop midgets. They sort of have everything...I love the sly comedy
too..

/Sorry grandma...
 
2014-03-27 03:52:00 AM  

djseanmac: The fact they were able to keep this secret for five years of filming is amazing. This is possibly the most successful low-budget franchise ever, even when considering Troma and Full Moon films. Coscarelli has a gift for making every dollar put on the screen look like a thousand. And while I'm a little worried about Coscarelli stepping into an advisory role with another director & writer, I'm very eager to see this film.

The last thing I saw Reggie in was Vanderpump Rules* on Bravo.

*don't judge!


IIRC, the last thing I saw him in was Bubba Ho-Tep.
 
2014-03-27 04:43:44 AM  
mediamikes.com
What the f**k?
 
2014-03-27 04:46:20 AM  

djseanmac: The fact they were able to keep this secret for five years of filming is amazing. This is possibly the most successful low-budget franchise ever, even when considering Troma and Full Moon films. Coscarelli has a gift for making every dollar put on the screen look like a thousand. And while I'm a little worried about Coscarelli stepping into an advisory role with another director & writer, I'm very eager to see this film.

The last thing I saw Reggie in was Vanderpump Rules* on Bravo.

*don't judge!


And to think it all started with a sugary-cute movie about a kid in the suburbs of 1976.

i497.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-27 06:37:19 AM  

fusillade762: Angus Scrimm is still alive? Huh. And he was in "John Dies at the End"? I guess I missed him.


AICN is still alive?

/that's honestly what I thought when I saw the link. I guess studio execs and PRs still need some of Knowles' tonguing
 
2014-03-27 07:07:57 AM  
Who are the people that post to AICN that act they're James Bond smuggling out the world's secrets?
 
2014-03-27 07:16:10 AM  

buntz: Who are the people that post to AICN that act they're James Bond smuggling out the world's secrets?


people paid by the studios
 
2014-03-27 07:24:32 AM  
just try to explain the premise of the original to someone and see just how weird it sounds.

a shape shifting alien, mostly disguised as a funeral home director, is stealing people, including the dead, in order to make them into slave midgets(and he that dresses in robes) so he can send them through some sort of portal to his (presumably) home world. The only people who can stop him is some guy, his ice cream vending relative, his 12 year old brother, and a hemi cuda.
 
2014-03-27 07:25:13 AM  
oh. and flying silver brain sucking orbs.
 
2014-03-27 07:26:30 AM  
I need to take the time to watch 3 & 4.

1 & 2 are just SO good, and hold up extremely well still (I like them as "quirky horror")
 
2014-03-27 07:27:55 AM  
I came for Gophers in heat.

Somewhat disappointed.
 
2014-03-27 07:35:14 AM  
Please don't let it be "found footage"....
 
2014-03-27 07:46:56 AM  
Full Phantasm Five, thy father lies....
 
2014-03-27 07:50:47 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: It's like reading through an anyeurism... couldn't care enough to trudge through that...


Dis gabes me da lolz
 
2014-03-27 08:11:58 AM  
It's about farking time.
 
2014-03-27 08:43:41 AM  

genepool lifeboat: It's about farking time.


This. Subby here. Phantasm ObIVion was supposed to be an effects laden apocalyptic finale to the series ('Pulp Fiction's Roger Avary, a Phantasm super fan, even wrote a draft). But sadly that never came to fruition.

Granted, using deleted scenes from the first film to make up some flashbacks for the fourth film was a stroke of genius, and the film is hardly a waste. But fans have been longing for a proper send off to Mike, Reggie & The Tall Man. Here's hoping this is it.
 
2014-03-27 08:54:15 AM  
Didn't know they had made more than the first
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-27 08:57:57 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: It's like reading through an anyeurism... couldn't care enough to trudge through that...


Nice to see AiCN is the same shiatty site it was when I stopped reading it years ago. Does Harry still take bribes from studios?
 
2014-03-27 09:00:42 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo:   Each one of these leaves me with about 10 more questions than the last one..And the Hemi Cuda they have is one of the best cars ever in movies. It's like having a hot chick as a co-star.
The thing I love is that it's kind of a combination of post apocalypse and zombie movie, except the zombies are squashed into drop midgets. They sort of have everything...I love the sly comedy
too..


/Sorry grandma...


That was the best part for me. I saw only the first 2. They were scary when I was 14. I happened to catch the second one on cable a couple years ago and found the humor to be much more entertaining the second time around.
 
2014-03-27 09:41:10 AM  
I know nothing about the films but it looks a bit like "Slenderman" in the poster. I guess what I'm saying is someone please make me a movie about "Slenderman."
 
2014-03-27 10:38:22 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-27 10:40:54 AM  

rtaylor92: I know nothing about the films but it looks a bit like "Slenderman" in the poster. I guess what I'm saying is someone please make me a movie about "Slenderman."


upload.wikimedia.org

Slightly different name, same basic premise.
 
2014-03-27 10:44:04 AM  
Phantasm if one of my all time favorite movies. Saw it years ago on SciFi around Halloween time. Thought it was cool how a teen (like me at the time) was fighting evil. I still think it holds up today, and I try to watch it every year around Halloween. Ah, memories!
 
2014-03-27 10:44:06 AM  
Approves:

upload.wikimedia.org

/thank you, old Warner Bros cartoons!
 
2014-03-27 11:28:23 AM  

dittybopper: Full Phantasm Five, thy father lies....


Nice...
 
2014-03-27 11:55:34 AM  

log_jammin: just try to explain the premise of the original to someone and see just how weird it sounds.

a shape shifting alien, mostly disguised as a funeral home director, is stealing people, including the dead, in order to make them into slave midgets(and he that dresses in robes) so he can send them through some sort of portal to his (presumably) home world. The only people who can stop him is some guy, his ice cream vending relative, his 12 year old brother, and a hemi cuda.


I liked the first 2... A bunch of my friends just thought they were 'weird', I tried to explain that you actually had to follow along. Haven't watched them again in forever, but I always picture the alternate world when I am reading The Talisman and they visit The Territories side of Sunshine Gardner's home...
 
2014-03-27 12:03:15 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Phantasm V is a joke


Well, I sure this was gonna be about Flavor Flav.

/got me, subby!
 
2014-03-27 12:03:56 PM  

lindalouwho: AverageAmericanGuy: Phantasm V is a joke

Well, I sure this was gonna be about Flavor Flav.

/got me, subby!


*sure
 
2014-03-27 12:18:14 PM  
Trailer here.
Reggie still has the ponytail and the vest.


http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/03/27/phantasm-5-ravager-trailer-exc lu sive/
 
2014-03-27 12:19:09 PM  

log_jammin: just try to explain the premise of the original to someone and see just how weird it sounds.

a shape shifting alien, mostly disguised as a funeral home director, is stealing people, including the dead, in order to make them into slave midgets(and he that dresses in robes) so he can send them through some sort of portal to his (presumably) home world. The only people who can stop him is some guy, his ice cream vending relative, his 12 year old brother, and a hemi cuda.


WARNING: SPOILERS:
Reggie is arguably the main character at this point. Jody died in the first film and, while he's in the later films, it's ambiguous as to what his motivations as an undead person are. Or if it's really even him. And Mike is looking for closure, but I have a very bad feeling about what he'll find in this fifth installment.

END SPOILERS.
 
2014-03-27 12:38:24 PM  

Optimus Primate: I need to take the time to watch 3 & 4.


But if you don't, that's okay. 3 is merely alright, but 4 is frustratingly meh.
 
2014-03-27 12:40:05 PM  
Oh sure Fred Phelps "dies" and now we get a Phantasm V. A coincidence? I don't think so, you just wait until the underwear Gnomes become the brain orbs and steal your bread.
 
2014-03-27 03:13:29 PM  

log_jammin: just try to explain the premise of the original to someone and see just how weird it sounds.

a shape shifting alien, mostly disguised as a funeral home director, is stealing people, including the dead, in order to make them into slave midgets(and he that dresses in robes) so he can send them through some sort of portal to his (presumably) home world. The only people who can stop him is some guy, his ice cream vending relative, his 12 year old brother, and a hemi cuda.


Reggie is the ice cream vending guy, but he's not related to Mike (12 year old) or Mike's older brother, Jody. However, he is their friend and after Jody dies, he and Mike travel around hunting down The Tall Man.

Reggie's biggest fault, and the one that gets him into trouble the most is that he thinks more with his little head than the big one. Most of the girls he encounters aren't what they seem.
 
2014-03-27 05:13:42 PM  

Dr.Zom: Phantasm gave me the creeps in a way no other movie ever has. The yellow goo the dwarves bleed put me off egg salad for life.

It helped that I was twelve.


Same here...I saw it as a kid in the early 80s.  None of my friends had even heard of it, and I don't think it was broadcast very much...made it seem even creepier.

The finger in the box...that morphed into a flying thing with teeth...that Reggie and Jody shoved down the garbage disposal...
 
2014-03-27 05:32:24 PM  
Saw the first one at a drive-in in the 70s.  Scared the crap out of me.  Saw it recently and mostly just enjoyed the low-budget 1970s retro ambience.  That being said, Angus Scrimm is just awesome.  And the ending is still cool.
 
2014-03-28 12:05:56 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: but he's not related to Mike


for some reason I was thinking he was a cousin or something.
 
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