Phantasm was one of the first horror movies to break the unspoken rule that victims were supposed to scream, fall down and cower until they were killed. Instead, Mike and Jody are resourceful and smart, aggressively pursuing the evil inside the funeral home with a shotgun and Colt pistol. Furthermore, the script has a great deal of character development, especially in the relationship between the two brothers. The film even has a surprisingly glossy look, despite its low-budget origins, and little outright gore (except for the infamous steel spheres that drill into victims' heads). This drive-in favourite was a big success at the time of its release, and spawned three sequels. Little wonder; it includes an inventive story, likeable characters, a runaway pace and, of course, evil dwarves cloaked in Army blankets. The end result is one of the better horror films of the late 1970s. Hot-rod fans take note: Jody drives a Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, the pinnacle of 1960s muscle cars, rounding out his status as a Cool Guy. --Jerry Renshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is certainly one strange series of movies but classic none the less, partially a sci-fi as well as horror as it deals with other worldly characters that are not fully... Read morePublished 26 days ago by S. Drury
Two brothers and there friend decide to investigate a creepy "tall man" undertaker, when it seems he is connected to killings and deadly sliver spheres. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L.J.F.64
What a load of rubbish. Bought this for my oh, i fell asleep during 1 and 2 and my oh will be watching the others on hus own. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Micky
The most arthouse mainstream sci-fi/horror hybrid ever committed to celluloid finally arrives on a shiny disc, and the wait has been worth it! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr. J. G. Thomas
I love the films in this series, it is a must if you like true horror stories. I have it in my library now and that is where my box set will stay .
Another must have