Monday, May 11, 2009

Phantasm (1979) aka The Never Dead

3.5 / 5
Tagline: If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead!
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Written by: Don Coscarelli
Actors include: Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, A. Michael Baldwin
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Length: 88 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

I've got to say that I never could have predicted this one no matter how hard I tried. It's wholy bizarre and strange but somehow highly entertaining. We have a dude called "Tall Man" who seems to whirl balls with spikes and has magical powers to transform folks into miniature slaves or something. Yeah it's kind of hard to make total sense of it in fact good luck, but the big things are explained and it's not like you go through the movie totally confused or anything. A bit more explanation would propel this into the four star range but as is it's just a weird and well weird ride. This one definitely feels like it's from another world but hey, that's kind of a good thing right?

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