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Over the weekend, the highly anticipated sequel Phantasm: Ravager enjoyed its world premiere at the 2016 Fantastic Fest. Soon, “Phanatics” everywhere will have the chance to finally see the film for themselves when Ravager arrives on VOD on October 4th, before hitting theaters on October 7th courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment.
During the press day at Fantastic Fest, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat with both Don Coscarelli (who co-wrote on Ravager and directed the first four Phantasm films) and David Hartman, the lifelong fan of the Phantasm series who had the honor of delivering what looks to be the final installment in this iteration of the long-running franchise. During our time with the duo, Coscarelli and Hartman discussed the long journey to get Phantasm: Ravager to the big screen, the bittersweet feeling that came with premiering the sequel after losing Angus Scrimm, an integral part of the Phantasm family, »
- Heather Wixson
How does Phantasm exist? That’s an odd rhetorical question to ask of a movie that has such a strong cult following, that has inspired four sequels over 37 years, and has inducted a genuine horror icon into the genre canon in the form of Angus Scrimm‘s The Tall Man. But revisiting the film in 2016 […]
The post Remastered in 4K, ‘Phantasm’ is Still Horror’s Weirdest, Wildest, Silliest Crown Jewel [Fantastic Fest Review] appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
"If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead." Horror fans already know this one well. Back in 1979, director Don Coscarelli introduced The Tall Man and his deadly silver Sentinel Spheres to the world in a sci-fi horror film called Phantasm. The film built up a cult following over the years and, believe it or not, they're just about to release the fourth sequel titled Phantasm: Ravager (see the trailer for that here). In addition to the release of that new film, Coscarelli's original film that started it all is getting a re-release as Phantasm: Remastered. This brand new 4K rereleae also features remastered 5.1 surround sound, all overseen by J.J. Abrams and the folks at Bad Robot. The film stars A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister and Bill Thornbury. If you've never seen this film, it's worth checking out. Seriously. Here's the new high def trailer for Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered, »
- Alex Billington
Former ice cream man Reggie has played a good game against The Tall Man, but that game is not quite over. There is one more round to be fought in the fifth film in Don Coscarelli's frightening franchise, and that final showdown is teased in the official trailer for Phantasm: Ravager that was recently unveiled by EW.
Phantasm: Ravager will be released On Demand and on Digital HD this October 4th, followed by a theatrical release on October 7th from Well Go USA Entertainment. A special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the film will be revealed at Art House Theater Day screenings of Phantasm: Remastered on September 24th.
The fifth and final film in Coscarelli's frightening franchise was directed by David Hartman, who co-wrote the script with Coscarelli.
- Derek Anderson
Well Go USA has released an all-new trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, more than two years since the arrival of the first footage. Back in March 2014, it was announced that the secretive production on Phantasm: Ravager had wrapped, with a sneak peek at Angus Scrimm's return as The Tall Man. Today, we get to see this horror icon in action in anticipation of the franchise finale, which hits theaters October 7.
Back in July, Well Go USA announced its acquisition of North American rights for Don Coscarelli's legendary Phantasm series, including an all-new 4K restoration of the original 1979 cult classic Phantasm: Remastered, never-before-seen HD restorations of 1994's Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead and 1998's Phantasm IV: Oblivion, along with the long-anticipated debut of the fifth and final film in the series, Phantasm: Ravager. This final installment will debut on digital HD and VOD formats October 4, before arriving in »
This week, I’ll be heading out to Austin, Texas, for my first-ever Fantastic Fest, and I could not be more thrilled. Every single year, the festival introduces audience members to some of the most insane and boundary-pushing genre fare from all over the world, and I’m excited to get my first real taste of it starting this Thursday.
And while the entire Fantastic Fest slate looks incredible (seriously, I wish I could have three clones with me in Austin just so I could see everything), I’ve put together a look at the 11 films I’m ridiculously excited to see. One note: there are several films playing at Fantastic Fest that I have already seen at previous fests, including The Eyes of My Mother, The Greasy Strangler, and Phantasm: Remastered, so it didn’t feel fair to include them here.
The Dwarves Must Be Crazy (World Premiere, »
- Heather Wixson
Just weeks after the new poster debuted, Well Go USA has released a new trailer for Phantasm: Remastered, a new 4K restoration of Don Coscarelli's original 1979 classic. The film will hit theaters across the country as part of Art House Theater Day on September 24, 2016, and will be released on VOD platforms October 4, before debuting in theaters in select theaters on October 7th. As you can see in the trailer below, this horror classic looks better than ever with this new restoration.
Since its release in 1979, director Don Coscarelli's epic tale of the Tall Man, his deadly silver Sentinel Spheres, and the group of small-town friends who must band together to stop his dimension-hopping schemes has captivated and terrified horror and sci-fi fans around the world. An immediate success, bringing in 40 times its production budget, the film has influenced generations of filmmakers. Thirty-seven years later, Phantasm has been »
EW has debuted a trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, the fifth (and supposedly final) instalment in the horror franchise; check it out below along with a poster and images…
For 37 years, audiences have followed small town friends Reggie, Mike, and Jody in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm in his final performance) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. Now, Don Coscarelli’s acclaimed horror/sci-fi Phantasm franchise comes to a close in a truly epic finale, a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets, and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.
Along with Phantasm: Ravager, the original movie is also getting a remastered re-release, which has also received a trailer; check that out here…
Phantasm: Ravager is set for release on October 7th.
- Amie Cranswick
Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2016
The terrifying Tall Man makes his creepy return in the trailer for long-awaited horror sequel Phantasm: Ravager...
One of horror cinema’s most unsung, yet influential franchises makes a return glistening with global devastation in Phantasm: Ravager. The trailer for the upcoming release of the belated fourth sequel of the Phantasm film franchise showcases an upgraded return for writer/director Don Coscarelli’s illusion-imbued cinematic shockfests.
The trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, the franchise’s first entry since 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, sticks to the tried and true, once again focusing on the series’ repertory ponytail-rocking protagonist in Reggie Bannister’s 'Reggie'. Apparently having spent the last 18 years wandering the Earth like Caine from Kung Fu, it seems that Reggie is ready for what is being billed as the final showdown between him and The Tall Man.
The Tall Man and his flesh-slicing spheres returns to theaters this fall when Bad Robot and Don Coscarelli’s 4K restoration of 1979's Phantasm hits select cinemas on September 24th, aka Art House Theater Day.
Following its respective showings on Art House Day (which will include a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Phantasm: Ravager, coming out in select theaters on October 7th) and at this September's Fantastic Fest, Phantasm: Remastered will be released on Blu-ray and DVD later this year by Well Go USA Entertainment.
From Well Go USA's Press Release: "Phantasm: Remastered came into being when filmmaker J.J. Abrams, a fan of the original, wanted to screen the film for his team at Bad Robot Productions- only to find »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier this month, Well Go USA released a new poster for the highly-anticipated horror sequel, Phantasm: Ravager, which will bring the beloved franchise to a close when it hits theaters on October 7. Today we have new photos which give us a better look at The Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm, along with Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Banister). This film marks the final performance of Angus Scrimm, who passed away in January at the age of 89. He had already long completed his work on the film, which wrapped principal photography back in March 2014.
For 37 years, audiences have followed small town friends Reggie, Mike, and Jody in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm in his final performance) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. Now, Don Coscarelli's acclaimed horror/sci-fi Phantasm franchise comes to a close in a truly epic finale, »
By Seth Metoyer,
Additionally, Phantasm: Remasterd in 4k will also be in select theaters and on VOD October 7th.
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Angus Scrimm in his final and arguably most notable role as Tall Man.
Check out all the details below.
From The Press Release
Phantasm: Ravager is an all-new film that brings one of cinema’s longest-running franchises (36 years!) without a reboot to a close, with Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Banister) teaming up to confront the dimension-hopping Tall Man (Angus Scrimm, in his final role) once and for all.
Directed by David Hartman
Executive Produced by Brad Baruh
Beyond Fest must have their check in the mail, because ol' Jack Burton himself is coming to the festival for a 30th anniversary screening of Big Trouble in Little China. Filmmaker James Gunn will be on hand to discuss the cult John Carpenter movie with the beloved actor, and that's only one of many events fans will want to mark on their fall calendars.
Taking place September 30th–October 11th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, Beyond Fest 2016 will also feature screenings of Phantasm: Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered, George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead in 3-D, Martin, In a Valley of Violence, The Wolf Man (1941), The Bad Batch, Raw, and City of the Living Dead.
- Derek Anderson
The Tall Man and his flesh-slicing spheres returns to theaters this fall when Bad Robot and Don Coscarelli’s 4K restoration of 1979’s Phantasm hits select cinemas on September 24th, aka Art House Theater Day. To help celebrate the upcoming screenings, a Phantasm: Remastered poster has been created that offers a new take on familiar faces from the seminal movie.
Created by artist Aaron Lea (who also made the one-sheet for Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep), the new Phantasm: Remastered poster was revealed on Birth.Movies.Death., and it is now available to order on the online store Phactory. According to Birth.Movies.Death., raffles to win the poster will take place during select Art House Day screenings of Phantasm: Remastered.
Following its showings on Art House Day (which will include a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Phantasm: Ravager, coming out in select theaters on October 7th »
- Derek Anderson
Perhaps the new preview video and photos for tonight’s season finale of Freeform’s Dead of Summer, titled “She Talks to Angels,” will provide some clues as to who will be left standing at the end of the summer at Camp Stillwater.
Press Release: The summer of 1989 at Camp Stillwater comes to a terrifying end in “She Talks to Angels,” the season finale of “Dead of Summer,” airing Tuesday, August 30 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Edt), on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
What was supposed to be a fun summer that the Camp Stillwater counselors would never forget quickly turned into a horrible experience they will be lucky to survive. As summer comes to a close, the centuries-old battle between good and evil at Lake Stillwater will be settled once and for all.
- Tamika Jones
During his seven-year tenure at Snd, Cassanet successfully handled sales on high-profile French movies, including Jalil Lespert’s period biopic “Yves Saint Laurent,” comedy hit “La Famille Bélier” and the upcoming Omar-Sy starrer “Two is a Family.” Cassanet also spearheaded sales on a flurry of English-language films, notably Jessica Biel-starrer “The Tall Man,” as well as “The Love Punch” with Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson and, more recently, Tommy Wirkola’s sci-fi action thriller “What Happened to Monday” with Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close.
“I’m thrilled about joining such a prestigious company which has represented so »
- Elsa Keslassy
The ninth episode of Freeform’s Dead of Summer is titled “Home Sweet Home,” but if the photos and clips are an indicator of what’s in store for Camp Stillwater’s counselors tonight, the episode could also be titled, “The Exorcism of Amy Hughes,” or “There Will Be Blood… Lots of Blood.”
Press Release: The counselors confront the evil that lurks in the lake of Camp Stillwater in “Home Sweet Home,” an all-new episode of “Dead of Summer,” airing Tuesday, August 23 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Edt), on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
Chaos reigns down on Camp Stillwater as Deb and the counselors come face to face with evil.
- Tamika Jones
This morning’s Horror Highlights takes our readers to Hell Town, as Daily Dead did a Q&A with Steve Balderson, the co-writer/co-director of the film. Also: production details and an official poster for The Recall and UK release details for Blackburn.
Daily Dead’s Q&A with co-writer/co-director of Hell Town, Steve Balderson: “Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, The Theater Bizarre) headlines as the hostess of the three surviving episodes of “Hell Town”, following the melodramatic, small-town and potentially short-lived lives of Krysten Day, Amanda Deibert, Owen Lawless, Ben Windholz, Jennifer Grace, and Balderson muse Pleasant Gehman.
Hell Town follows the melodramatic antics of high school seniors clashing over love, sex, and betrayal. In the middle of all the everyday drama of one-sided infatuations, backstabbing bitchiness, bottled-up sexuality, sibling rivalry and general small-town angst, the Letter Jacket Killer is killing students in a variety of sadistic ways. »
- Tamika Jones
Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and Vmi Worldwide, who have produced such films as Hellion with Aaron Paul and The Tall Man with Jessica Biel, have announced that the production of the Sci-Fi /Horror film, The Recall, has begun principle photography in British Columbia, Canada. The film, which stars Rj Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Jedidiah Goodacre (Descendants), Niko Pepaj (“Awkward”), Laura Maria Bilgeri (Toby Goes to Camp), Hannah Rose May (“Ballers”) and Wesley Snipes (Blade, The Expendables 3, Chi-raq) as “The Hunter,” revolves around a group of friends taking a camping vacation, clueless to the fact that there’s an alien-invasion going on in the outside world.
In The Recall, when five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.
- Jerry Smith
The Tall Man, Reggie “Hot As Love” Bannister, Jody, and the boooooooy are all coming back to theaters: Both the Bad Robot-funded restoration of the 1979 cult classic Phantasm:Remastered and the new sequel Phantasm: Ravager have official release dates, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Phantasm: Ravager has been seemingly floating around in a crimson-tinted alternate dimension since the first trailer was released in December of 2014, beating Lionsgate’s Blair Witch to the punch as far as surprise sequels go. Now Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up the distribution rights to the fifth Phantasm adventure, and will unleash Angus Scrimm’s final performance as The Tall Man onto theaters and home video on October 7. Ravager is the latest entry in the franchise since 1994’s Phantasm: Oblivion, and according to creator Don Coscarelli will tie up all the loose ends (and there are plenty) in the Phantasm saga ...
- Mike Vanderbilt
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