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Reviewed By: Chris Wright, Morehorror.com
Directed By: Don Coscarelli
Written By: Don Coscarelli
Starring: A. Michael Baldwin (Mike), Bill Thornbury (Jody), Reggie Bannister (Reggie), Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man), Kathy Lester (Lady in Lavender), Terrie Kalbus (Fortuneteller’s Granddaughter), Kenneth V. Jones (Caretaker), Susan Harper (Girlfriend), Lynn Eastman-Rossi (Sally), David Arntzen (Toby), Ralph Richmond (Bartender), Bill Cone (Tommy), Laura Mann (Double Lavender), Mary Ellen Shaw (Fortuneteller), Myrtle Scotton (Maid)
Boy!!! A quick way to send children behind the sofa is put this often overlooked Phantasm from Don Coscarelli on your television set. I’d be scared to go to a funeral home if I was up at a young age watching this at night! This movie is must see for fans who like low budget movies. “Halloween” may have gotten the most glory but I think “Phantasm” is a worthy top 5 of the 1970s in terms of low budget. »
In the 69th episode of The Bloodcast, it’s the latest installment of the Franchise Series! After dissecting the popular Paranormal Activity movies back in January, hosts Ryan Turek and Clarke Wolfe decided to take a look at Don Coscarelli’s cult favorite Phantasm. Join Ryan and Clarke as they explore all four films in the series, what makes this franchise special and what they’re excited for in the recently announced Phantasm V: Ravager. This, plus the Game of Thrones premiere, Tentacles, Stuart Gordon’s Taste live on stage and much more.
The post The Bloodcast Episode 69 Reflects on the Phantasm Series appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
We live in a world where press releases are sent out alerting the media when movies begin pre-production, add cast members, or have started shooting, and even smaller films are known quantities well before they hit screens. Between official announcements, set photos, and cast/crew tweeting about the experience, there’s very little left to surprise us when it comes to movies in production. Can you imagine a movie being completed these days without anyone outside of the filmmakers knowing about it? Joss Whedon pulled it off a couple years ago with his Much Ado About Nothing redo, but his coup seemed to be the exception to the rule. Until now. Say hello to the first teaser for the already filmed and completed Phantasm V: Ravager. The ball is not only back, it’s bigger than ever and still doing the bidding of the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) are »
- Rob Hunter
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli announced that "Phantasm: Ravager", the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principle photography and you can now check out a teaser poster and trailer below ! For the first time in the franchise's history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman. I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set, noted Coscarelli, who co-wrote the film with Hartman and produced the film under his Silver Sphere banner along with Executive Producer Brad Baruh. David and I go back to my film 'Bubba Ho-Tep'. He did terrific visual effects on that, and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, 'John Dies at the End'. Our aesthetics »
This summer will see plenty of comic book movies and assorted blockbusters, but for those who enjoy more genre fare, enter Into the Storm. Opening August 8, the movie follows the town of Silverton as its inhabitants attempt to survive the mother of all tornadoes. The "found footage" thriller stars The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies as a meteorologist who pairs with a storm chaser (Veep's Matt Walsh) in order to track tornado data. "It's a bit of a contentious marriage of convenience," Callies told USA Today.
Enter The Hobbit's Richard Armitage, who plays an assistant school principal in search of his son during the tornado onslaught. According to director Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), what "Gravity did to space, [Into the Storm] will do to natural phenomena and weather."
While that is quite a boast, Quale apparently got a vote of confidence from his mentor, James Cameron, who, according to the director, »
- Ryan Gowland
Phantasm Ravager Trailer. Don Coscarelli‘s Phantasm V: Ravager (2014) teaser trailer stars Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, Reggie Bannister, and Angus Scrimm. Phantasm 5‘s plot synopsis: “The film follows Reggie, whose decades-long search for the sinister Tall Man leads him to the Tall Man’s home world.” On the people behind [...]
Continue reading: Phantasm V: Ravager (2014) Teaser Trailer: Reggie Finds the Tall Man »
- Rollo Tomasi
Trailer Ryan Lambie 28 Mar 2014 - 10:55
There's something comforting about the thought that, after 35 years, Don Coscarelli's still making Phantasm movies. The 1979 original established the director's warped yet thrilling universe, which featured an evil undertaker called the Tall Man, flying killer spheres and gateways to other dimensions.
Phantasm V: Ravager is the first film in the series since 1998's Phantasm IV: Oblivion, but once again stars series regulars Angus Scrimm (as the glowering Tall Man), Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister.
Like the previous film, the budget's visibly low, but the same sense of the blackly comic and violently surreal is still in place. There's no word as to when Phantasm V is out in the UK, but when we hear more, we'll be sure to pass it along. In the »
The Phantasm franchise started way back in 1979, with Phantasm IV being released 16 years ago in 1998. Although rumours had been around (when are they not?) confirmation of a Phantasm V, titled Phantasm V: Ravager, only arrived on Wednesday. Despite this, the film is well into production with principal photography completed and a trailer already here to knock our socks off.
David Hartman, a man with a background in animation, directs, which seems like a good fit as Hartman worked on VFX for original Phantasm director, Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-tep and John Dies At The End. Franchise regulars Angus Scrimm, Reggie Banister, and Michael Baldwin all return to reprise their roles.
Coscarelli promises some surprise for fans along the way:
[There's an] an extended sequence on the Tall Man’s home world. There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
The last "Phantasm" film was released direct to video backin 1998, which is why it's surprising that a new installment, called "Phantasm V: Ravager," has finished shooting and unveiled the first trailer and poster. Check everything out below. The new movie was in the works for several years and brought back franchise regulars Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester. But for the first time, Don Coscarelli did not direct. The job, instead went to David Hartman (Transformers Prime, Rob Zombie's "American Witch" and "Lords of Salem" videos). "I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set," explained Coscarelli. "David and I go back to my film 'Bubba Ho-Tep.' He did terrific visual effects on that, and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, 'John Dies at the End.' »
A well-known name among cult horror fans is that of Don Coscarelli. The mind behind acclaimed movies such as Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies At the End, Coscarelli’s most well-known for the Phantasm series of movies, a franchise that began in 1979 with Phantasm. With the last entry in the series coming in 1998, many wondered if that was the last they had seen from it, particularly with Coscarelli himself moving away from feature filmmaking for a decade. Thus, it came as exciting news to many horror fans when Coscarelli announced that filming on the new movie had been completed. Titled Phantasm: Ravager, Coscarelli hands over the directing reins this time to David Hartman, with the two of them co-writing the screenplay. A teaser trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Would you look at this! Filmmaker Don Coscarelli has made a fifth Phantasm movie called Phantasm V: Ravager, and he even released a teaser trailer. He's managed to keep the production of the film under warps for two years. It's really cool to see the Tall Man back.
The franchise started in 1979 under the direction of Coscarelli, he is a producer on this fifth film, but it was directed David Hartman, whobest known for animated series such as Transformers Prime and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers.
Original cast members Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester,and Angus Scrimm are back as is Reggie Bannister as Reggie, whose decades-long search for the sinister Tall Man leads him to the Tall Man’s home world.
In an interview with EW, Coscarelli had this to say,
“I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set. David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. »
- Joey Paur
Nothing like a good trailer to get people excited… or wary. I tend to not form my opinions of a movie until I’ve seen the whole thing; nevertheless, theme music combined with new footage and crazy taglines seem to be good indicators of how well a film will be received—as well as what audience it’s aiming for.
Having recently finished Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill, my excitement for this adaptation has been kickstarted, especially because it seems to keep the tone and spirit of the book intact despite the change of setting and nature of the protagonist (Tom Cruise is a good actor, but I don’t think he could pull off an 18 year old Japanese kid). I advise that those who believe Edge Of Tomorrow to be a “Sci-Fi Groundhog Day” read the book it’s based on, because »
- Holly Interlandi
Surprise, fanboys! One day after the first poster for “Phantasm V: Ravager” appeared online, the teaser trailer for the next installment of the long-running horror franchise popped up on the web. Since we don’t want to be one of the few outlets who aren’t covering this thing, you can check out the aforementioned clip below. Of course, I can’t wait to get my hands on “Ravager.” This genre-obsessed geek has had silver balls on the brain since “Phantasm II.” The most recent chapter of Don Coscarelli’s series arrived way back in 1998. Although I’ve changed a lot since those days, I still have plenty of time in my schedule for “Phantasm.” Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, and the seemingly immortal Angus Scrimm are all back for “Ravager.” Although it’s anyone’s guess what in the world is happening in the teaser trailer, »
- Todd Rigney
A couple of year ago, news surfaced that one of the largegst cult film series of all time would get a sequel. We haven't heard much about that long awaited new entry into the Phantasm series but it looks like a sequel isn't only on the way – it's almost here.
Earlier today a poster and trailer arrived for Phantasm V: Ravager and it looks as weirdly awesome as you might expect. Series regulars Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester are all returning but Don Coscarelli is not. Instead, director David Hartman is taking over the reigns but with all of the blessings and support of Coscarelli who met Hartman on Bubba Ho-Tep. Har [Continued ...] »
Earlier this week, the teaser poster for Phantasm: Ravager -- the fifth (and what's being called the final) film in writer-director Don Coscarelli's oddball indie horror series -- was making the rounds with rumors that Coscarelli had somehow finished production on the sequel in secret. Well, those rumors were half right: the Phantasm: Ravager shoot is complete, but without Coscarelli at the helm. Instead, for the first time in the series' history (as this morning's press release informs us), another director is sitting in the chair: animation director David Hartman, who's been working off and on with Coscarelli since 2002's Bubba Ho-Tep. This makes Ravager -- which Hartman co-wrote with Coscarelli -- his feature film debut, apparently shot around Southern California between 2012 and now. The lengthy...
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For fans of the somewhat obscure horror franchise Phantasm, we have some surprisingly good news. The last film in the franchise went straight to video back in 1998, but 16 years later, a fifth film in the series is on the way. And we don't mean that it's in development, because the film is already done, having been shot over the past couple years. And if that's not enough good news, there's already a teaser trailer and poster to whet your appetite. And for those who are big fans, you'll be happy to know that Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester are all returning for this one. Watch it! Here's the teaser trailer for Don Coscarelli's Phantasm V: Ravager from EW: And here's the poster for the horror sequel from Shock Til You Drop: The franchise's director Don Coscarelli co-wrote and oversaw the film, but this time »
- Ethan Anderton
Today, an official press release, featuring quotes straight from Coscarelli himself hit the internet, to shed some light on the film. Read on!
(Hollywood, CA) ― “Filmmaker Don Coscarelli announced today that Phantasm: Ravager, the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principle photography. The original Phantasm was a worldwide critical and boxoffice smash, spawning a huge cult of fans around the world and three well received sequels. For the first time in the franchise’s history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman. Hartman is a multiple Emmy-nominated animation director, whose work can be seen in such celebrated shows as Transformers Prime and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers. Serious genre fans have long been familiar with Hartman’s edgier output, including two blood-soaked music videos for Rob Zombie (“American Witch,” and “Lords of Salem”), and his illustrations of Steve Niles’ “Strange Cases” for Image Comics. »
- Justin Edwards
For a few years now we’ve been waiting to learn more about Don Coscarelli’s last foray into his Phantasm franchise, but the horror director has been pretty tight lipped when discussing future plans – even denying the existence of Phantasm V: Ravager not too long ago. Can you blame him? Fans have eagerly been awaiting Coscarelli’s last “hoorah” concerning his most fabled property, and there was no reason to open up the floodgate of questions that a fifth film would create – until now.
A few days ago reports of Phantasm V: Ravager surfaced on a few major horror websites, but there was still a smidgen of speculation. Well, consider that doubt completely unnecessary, because we’ve now got the first trailer for David Hartman’s fifth and final Phantasm movie – final as in “if they don’t remake or reboot the franchise somewhere down the road.”
For those »
- Matt Donato
Most surprising sequel reveal of the year so far goes to Phantasm V: Ravager, which was announced with a poster reveal on Monday. The last film in Don Coscarelli‘s very odd horror/sci-fi series was released direct to video in 1998, but talk of a fifth film has persisted in the many years since. There was […]
The post ‘Phantasm V’ Trailer: Returning to the Weirdest Horror/Sci-Fi Franchise of All appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
It's been 16 long years since Phantasm IV: Oblivion debuted in 1998, with its cliffhanger ending that many worried might never be resolved. Today, we have some exciting news for Phantasm fans with the release of the first trailer and poster for Phantasm: Ravager, the final entry in this franchise starring Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister and A. Michael Baldwin. Take a look at the trailer and poster, then read on for more details about this sequel, which has been shot in secret for the past two years.
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli announced today that Phantasm: Ravager, the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principal photography. The original Phantasm was a worldwide critical and box office smash, spawning a huge cult of fans around the world and three well received sequels.
For the first time in the franchise's history, a new director is helming the production, »
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