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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Phantasm ( 1979 ) .


If ever there was a movie beyond any genre, then Phantasm is definitely that movie. Part Sci-Fi, part horror movie, all messed up weirdness, it is certainly one of the strangest movies I have ever seen.

The film tells the story of a young boy called Mike, who witnesses a man carrying a coffin all by himself. Mike then begins to investigate further, finding out some terrible secrets along the way.

First off, this movie plays on your mind for days. It throws up so many questions but it never fails to entertain on every level. It has killer silver spheres, dimensional warp gates, killer dwarves who resemble Jawa's from Star wars, and much more.

The first thing that got me in this film was the music. Absolutely amazing. The photography is beautiful, the acting the right side of camp, and the villain of the piece is played by an incredibly capable Angus Scrimm.

Admittedly, blood and gore don't feature very high on the agenda in this movie, as it's all about tone and atmosphere and in my opinion, Phantasm hits every nail on the head.

I really can't say much more because revealing the plot or happenings in the movie would ruin it for any of you who haven't yet seen it (and if you haven't, what the hell)???

You can purchase Phantasm from Amazon by clicking here .

Darkest regards.....Dani.


  1. Phantasm is incredible. One of my all-time greats. Good review!

    ...Yeah and if you read this and haven't seen Phantasm you should consider this your wake-up call.

  2. I still haven't gotten around to watching 2 through 4, but I picked up 2 last week... so it's only a matter of time.