Phantasm + Phantasm II (Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm & other cast members in person!)

Is there a more aptly named horror movie than the enigmatic Phantasm? Don Coscareli’s 1979 dream-logic masterpiece is one of the few films everyone can agree on that works without needing an explanation. Capturing the feeling of a youthful nightmare, its images of the flying silver murderballs and Angus Scrimm’s iconic “Tall Man” are ones you never forget. The film is a perfect storm of atmosphere and mood that captivated audiences in the late ‘70s, and has spawned a successful franchise with generations of fans. It’s also made an unlikely horror hero out of skullet-wielding ice cream man Reggie Bannister, a free-wheelin’, free-lovin’ dude with a real talent with a tuning fork. Plus, it has murdering midget minions, flying demon bugs and a gender-bending succubus — what more could you possibly want? Meet us at the mausoleum for a rare 35mm screening of both the original film, and its studio-backed, even-more-grisly sequel, Phantasm II! The funeral is about to begin…BOY! Schedules permitting, writer/director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (“The Tall Man”), David Arntzen (“Toby”) and Ken Jones (“The Caretaker”) will all be here in person at the Cinefamily for Q&As after the films!
Phantasm Dir. Don Coscarelli, 1979, 35mm, 88 min.
Phantasm II Dir. Don Coscarelli, 1988, 35mm, 97 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s trailer for “Phantasm” & “Phantasm II”!