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Don Coscarelli

In much the same way that director George A. Romero creative output has been primarily centered around the highly successful "Dead" series of zombie films, then fellow fantasy director Don Coscarelli has for over two decades seen his universe swirling around the lesser successful, but equally cult, and much loved "Phantasm" series of horror movies. ... See full bio »
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 2012 John Dies at the End (written for the screen by)
 2005 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Incident on and Off a Mountain Road (2005) ... (teleplay)
 2002 Bubba Ho-Tep (screenplay)
 1998 Phantasm IV: Oblivion (characters) / (written by)
 1996 Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (TV Movie) (characters)
 1994 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (written by)
 1988 Survival Quest (written by)
 1988 Phantasm II (written by)
 1982 The Beastmaster (written by)
 1979 Phantasm (written by)
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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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I had no plans, when I made the first Phantasm, to create a myth. I was only trying to make an effective low-budget movie, which might propel an audience member or two out of their seats on occasion. If anything, it was the fans who elevated our little tale into myth. See more »


Father of award-winning vegan chef and author Chloe Coscarelli and a son named Andy. See more »


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kickstarter campaign for phantasm 5 bearrocker
is he making john dies at the end? seendayswest
Coscarelli's Masters of Horror October 28th evildeadhead25
By Far the most innovative filmmaker. moisescenteno
I admire all that he has done kawlv1
TIMELINE for the PHANTASM movies Gabaldon
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