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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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Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep Writer
John Dies at the End
Phantasm Writer
Phantasm IV: Oblivion


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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)
 1976 Kenny & Company (written by)
 1976 Jim, the World's Greatest (written by)
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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Perhaps if I had focused my energies more on breaking into the system in a conventional way, and not spent as much time on the Phantasm series, I could have made more, varied, and certainly bigger budgeted films. But I have to admit -- making movies with balls, dwarves, hearses and four-barrel shotguns is a hoot! See more »


He likes backpacking and has always been fascinated with survival in the wilderness and the cult of survivalism in some parts of the United States. Coscarelli claims that his interest on those three things became the basis of Survival Quest (1988). See more »


Usually casts Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm See more »

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kickstarter campaign for phantasm 5 bearrocker
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
PHANTASM reunion at Flashback Weekend June 27-29, 2008 flashbackweekend
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