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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 guess I'm luckier than most to even have a label attached to me. There is no question though that this particular label makes it very difficult to gain respect from the people who finance movies. However, since my first exposure to the power of cinema was from genre films, I am proud to wear the label. See more »


Due to creative interferences with the producers of The Beastmaster (1982), he was forcibly removed from the editing room and his version was entirely re-cut. Although he doesn't disown the movie, he is quite unhappy with the final result. 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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