What a night!! There were several surprises last evening at the SXSW premiere of Phantasm: Remastered. Not surprisingly, Don Coscarelli was in attendance for the event. Also not surprisingly, Texas-dweller A. Michael Baldwin came out to support the series. It was somewhat surprising that Kat Lester made the journey down from Los Angeles to attend and most surprising that Phantasm's producer, the retired-from-filmmaking and extremely elusive Paul Pepperman was there! The group image below was posted publicly to Paul's Facebook page earlier this morning.
The other big surprise guest was JJ Abrams himself, who introduced the screening and Coscarelli. I hope to have video of this to share with you soon.