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The Tall Man Moves Into the Great Beyond

11 January 2016 3:26 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Actor Angus Scrimm passed away January 9 at the age of 89. A Kansas City native, Scrimm won a Grammy for writing liner notes but is best known as the Tall Man, a villainous undertaker, in the surreal Phantasm series. Despite his imposing demeanor (and his intimidating height of 6’4”), Scrimm was well known as being warm and kind-hearted.

Phantasm director Don Coscarelli Tweeted about his leading man: “Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones. He was 89 years old. His performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.”

A cult classic, Phantasm influenced a generation of filmmakers, including Jj Abrams, who named Gwendoline Christie’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma after the film. »

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Angus Scrimm, Star of ‘Phantasm’ Movies, Dies at 89

10 January 2016 10:17 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Angus Scrimm, the character actor who played the Tall Man in the 1979 horror movie “Phantasm” and its four sequels, died Saturday. He was 89.

Phantasm” director Don Coscarelli reported his death on Twitter and Facebook, saying “He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and even better friend.”

Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed. #heartbroken

Don Coscarelli (@DonCoscarelli) January 10, 2016

Scrim also had a recurring role on “Alias” and appeared in films including “John Dies at the End,” “I Sell the Dead,” and “Chopping Mall.” His last role was in the fifth and final installment in the series, “Phantasm: Ravager,” which has not yet been released.

Born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas, he studied theater at USC. But his acting career was slow to take off and for several years Scrimm worked »

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Angus Scrimm, Star of ‘Phantasm’ Movies, Dies at 89

10 January 2016 10:17 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angus Scrimm, the character actor who played the Tall Man in the 1979 horror movie “Phantasm” and its four sequels, died Saturday. He was 89.

Phantasm” director Don Coscarelli reported his death on Twitter and Facebook, saying “He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and even better friend.”

Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed. #heartbroken

Don Coscarelli (@DonCoscarelli) January 10, 2016

Scrim also had a recurring role on “Alias” and appeared in films including “John Dies at the End,” “I Sell the Dead,” and “Chopping Mall.” His last role was in the fifth and final installment in the series, “Phantasm: Ravager,” which has not yet been released.

Born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas, he studied theater at USC. But his acting career was slow to take off and for several years Scrimm worked »

- Pat Saperstein

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Rip Angus Scrimm

9 January 2016 11:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Angus Scrimm, beloved horror veteran, character actor, and former album liner notes writer, has died today at the age of 89, Entertainment Weekly reported earlier. Scrimm's longtime friend Don Coscarelli confirmed the news. Coscarelli directing Scrimm in the Phantasm series, in addition to John Dies At The End, the Masters of Horror episode "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road," and Jim, The World's Greatest. Scrimm was a Glass Eye Pix productions regular, having appeared in films such as I Sell The Dead, Satan Hates You, and The Off Season, as well as in the popular Tales From Beyond The Pale radio plays. Scrimm also had a recurring role on the TV series Alias, possibly because J.J. Abrams is a noted Phantasm fan (Abrams is restoring the film). According to IMDb,...

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Angus Scrimm, the Tall Man in 'Phantasm', Passes Away at 89

9 January 2016 10:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news for horror fans. Angus Scrimm, the veteran character actor perhaps best known as The Tall Man in the Phantasm franchise, has passed away at the age of 89. He is also known for his role in the 2008 horror movie I Sell the Dead. He had a recurring role in the TV series Alias. And Angus Scrimm was also the voice behind the spooky audio play series Tales from Beyond the Pale.

Phantasm director Don Coscarelli, who is a friend and long time collaborator of Angus Scrimm, notified EW of the actor's passing on Saturday night. Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm first brought life to the horror icon The Tall Man in 1979, the figure central to the plot in Phantasm. The Tall Man is a menacing mortician with a grotesque stare and superhuman strength. He can transform the dead into zombie dwarfs that do his evil bidding. And his weapon »

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