I like to think this blog has done pretty well these past seven years or so not spoiling too many secrets from the upcoming Phantasm Ravager, but this one was too fun not to share. And you can't really blame me for spoiling it as this was first shown back in May to attendees of Texas Frightmare Weekend by Don Coscarelli himself (and to thousands more in the infamous leaked trailer). The only catch was that this detail went by so fast that almost no one caught it - until this morning.
Phantasm Ravager has been rumored to feature several new spheres, but the only one we've seen yet has been the gigantic laser shooting sphere. As it turns out, the Texas Frightmare preview contained a second new sphere. You had to be crazy quick to catch it, though. In the four-and-a-half minute preview, it was only onscreen for a scant four frames!
I'd post a screenshot of the new sphere here, but I'm allergic to hammers. I can, however, show you a quick mockup I made of the ball in Photoshop. Now picture the following shape, but with chrome texture like the silver spheres we've come to know and sharper spikes. As you can see, the new orb is not unlike the business end of a mace, only without the stick or chain.
If you were one of the lucky few to have downloaded the leaked trailer before it was yanked, see if you're able to find the Mace Sphere. It is not all that easy to spot! Click the image below to see it larger!