Phantasm: Ravager (2016) – David Hartman

For the first time, Don Coscarelli lets someone else in the director’s chair for an entry in the Phantasm series (could you imagine a reboot, or a television series rework of this?) though he had his hand in the script as well as producing. Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Michael (A. Michael Baldwin), Jody (Bill Thornbury) and…

Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) – Don Coscarelli

The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), Micheal (A. Micheal Baldwin), Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) are back again as Don Coscarelli delivers us a fourth Phantasm outing in a universe that I like visiting and revisiting. Eschewing a lot of the humour that showed up in the previous film, the fourth film is probably…

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) – Don Coscarelli

The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) returns to the screen for a third time in the second sequel to the 1977 cult phenomenon, Phantasm. The film not only gives viewers a quick recap, it runs us right up to the cliffhanger conclusion of the second film, and then welcomes A. Micheal Baldwin back to the role…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Shada

  The infamous incomplete Douglas Adams story should have finished out Season 17. The ¬†six part story revolves around the lost planet of Shada, wherein a prison was built by the Time Lords to keep dangerous villains trapped. A former inmate, Skagra (Christopher Neame) is trying to locate the hidden planet, and possibly release all…

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015) – James Moran

  Available now from Anchor Bay is this creepy feature film that is based on the Marble Hornets web series. It also features another internet sensation the modern myth of the Slender Man (played by Doug Jones) though the character is not referred to that by name though the course of the film. In fact…

Trailer Tracks: The Beastmaster (1982) – Don Coscarelli

I remember seeing this when First Choice, or Super Channel, can’t remember which, had a free weekend on. I loved the fact that this guy could communicate with animals in a much cooler way then Doctor Dolittle, and he had a sword! Come on!!! Don Cosarelli would become a favorite director (I still geek out…

The Mind Reels Chats with Don Coscarelli

  Fan Expo, already a weekend ago, is still fresh for Sue and I because of all the amazing people we got to meet and chat with. Thanks to our friends at Anchor Bay Canada, we even got to sit down with legendary director Don Coscarelli, to chat about his films, all of which are…

Fan Expo Day 4

  The great thing about going to cons with Sue Maynard is that we complement each other so well, just like on our show. She’s the schedule, I’m the map, and it works out brilliantly. As we went into Day 4 of Toronto’s Fan Expo, we learned that the key word for this year was…

Phantasm (1979)

A year before Mrs. Voorhees (spoiler I guess) started her bloodbath at Crystal Lake, and 5 before d haunting nightmares, another frightening character was killing people and haunting others in their dreams. The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). In Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm, the Tall Man is a wickedly imposing and frightening figure who stalks our heroes…