Saturday, October 30, 2010

31 Days of Horror 3: Phantasm

DAY 30
Now here is another icon from the 1970's independent horror cinema that's not for the inpatient.
This film was directed by Don Coscarelli and it follows two boys, Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin), in their chase of a scary looking grave robber. They soon discover that the Tall Man/ grave robber (Angus Scrimm) is able to walk on the Earth but lives in the afterworld. I can't really say anymore without spoiling it.
The movie has it's silly moments and it can move slow for some people. Yet, if you stick with it you can see how well it can mix horror with laughs.
The horror comes in the form of imagery that is terrifying and also really impressive for a low-budget movie. That goes to show you that if you have imagination, having a small budget will never slow you down.

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