Today's post has nothing really to do with the Phantasm movies, but something real-world instead. It's amazing to me that this place actually exists, but there is a Canadian family of funeral directors with the last name of "Tallman." And they own several funeral homes. Do you see where this is going? Each of their business locations are aptly named "Tallman Funeral Home."
Yes, you read that correctly. There is an actual Tallman Funeral Home, several in fact. You can visit their official website here. Founded in 1941by Oliver Tallman, they've kept their business in the family with no less than six Tallman funeral directors presently working across two locations in Ontario.
No word on whether or not they've ever seen Phantasm, but hopefully they have seen it and have a sense of humor about it. Truthfully, they appear to offer quality service with traditional funerals, memorial services and bereavement support counseling. Their website fails to indicate whether or not they charge to ship your beloved in a black canister to the Red Planet, but with a name like Tallman Funeral Home, you would assume it was simply included in the initial cost.