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Phantasm ()


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A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

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Mike (as Michael Baldwin)
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Jody
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Reggie
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Lady in Lavender
Terrie Kalbus ...
Fortuneteller's Granddaughter
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Caretaker (as Ken Jones)
Susan Harper ...
Girlfriend
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Sally (as Lynn Eastman)
David Arntzen ...
Toby
Ralph Richmond ...
Bartender
Bill Cone ...
Tommy
Laura Mann ...
Double Lavender
Mary Ellen Shaw ...
Fortuneteller
Myrtle Scotton ...
Maid
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The Tall Man
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Dac Coscarelli ...
Funeral Guest (uncredited)
Kate Coscarelli ...
Funeral Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Don Coscarelli

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Don Coscarelli ... (written by)

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Dac Coscarelli ... producer (as D.A. Coscarelli)
Paul Pepperman ... co-producer

Music by

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Fred Myrow
Malcolm Seagrave

Cinematography by

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Don Coscarelli

Film Editing by

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Don Coscarelli

Editorial Department

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James Becker ... editorial assistant
Bruce G. Chudacoff ... editorial assistant
Roberto A. Quezada ... assistant editor (as Roberto Quezada)
Dena Roth ... assistant editor

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Kate Coscarelli ... (as S. Tyer)

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David Gavin Brown

Makeup Department

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Kate Coscarelli ... makeup artist (as Shirley Mae)

Production Management

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Robert Del Valle ... unit manager

Art Department

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Mark Annerl ... architecture
Doug Cragoe ... set construction
Willard Green ... constructor: Silver Sphere
Stephen A. Miller ... set construction
Marc Schwartz ... set construction supervisor
Kurt Tiegs ... set construction

Sound Department

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Gene Corso ... sound effects creator
Michael Gross ... sound recordist
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Litt)
Lorane Mitchell ... sound effects creator
Colin Spencer ... boom operator
Ryan Faye ... commentary mixer (uncredited)
Robert Stambler ... supervising sound editor: restored version (uncredited)

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Paul Pepperman ... special effects creator

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George W. Singer Jr. ... stuntman

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Mori Biener ... grip
Steve Chandler ... best boy (as Steven Chandler)
Daryn Okada ... grip
Roberto A. Quezada ... gaffer (as Roberto Quezada) / visual consultant (as Roberto Quezada)
Marc Schwartz ... first assistant camera
George W. Singer Jr. ... key grip
Jacalyn Welan ... second assistant camera
John Zumpano ... grip
Robert K. Feldmann ... grip (uncredited)

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Kate Coscarelli ... wardrobe (as Shirl Quinlan)

Music Department

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Paul Ratajczak ... music recording

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Wendy Kaplan ... script supervisor
Adele Lustig ... production coordinator
Dena Roth ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, afraid to lose his brother follow him to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lifting a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate, and discovers that the Tall Man, protected by his flying spheres, is shrinking dead bodies down to half their normal size and reanimating them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.

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Taglines If you're looking for horror that's got balls...IT'S FOUND YOU. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Morningside (United States)
  • Zombies (Pakistan, English title)
  • The Never Dead (India, English title)
  • Das Böse (Germany)
  • Phantasma (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Don Coscarelli rented all of the filming equipment used to make this movie, always on Fridays so he could use it all weekend and return it on Mondays, all the while only actually having to pay one day's rental on the equipment. See more »
Goofs When Mike pulls the car up the driveway, when he pulls the lever his pants are blue, but when he steps out, his pants are brown. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Distribution of Low Budget Films or The Gardener's Seeds of Evil Killed My Million Dollar Dream (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Sittin' Here At Midnight See more »
Crazy Credits With the exception of the title Phantasm appearing on-screen, there are no opening credits. See more »
Quotes The Tall Man: You play a good game, boy, but the game is finished. Now you die.
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