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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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9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep Writer
(2002)
John Dies at the End
(2012)
Phantasm
Phantasm Writer
(1979)
The Beastmaster
(1982)

Filmography

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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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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (17 credits)

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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On sequels to horror movies): Sequels have been with us from the beginning in horror, from Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and The Wolfman. Some of those sequels were better than the original films. I think that, at its best, the concept of horror sequels allows us the luxury of immersing ourselves in the nightmarish world of horror, and experiencing these strange characters and bizarre ... See more »

Trivia:

The main idea of Phantasm (1979) came to him in a dream. One night, he dreamed of fleeing down endlessly long marble corridors, pursued by a chrome sphere intent on penetrating his skull with a wicked needle. There was also a quite futuristic "sphere dispenser" out of which the orbs would emerge and begin chase. See more »

Trademark:

Usually casts Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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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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