The latest issue (#166) of Rue Morgue Magazine features a three-part cover story on all things Phantasm. Written by master scribe John Bowen, the issue has stories on Phantasm Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered and memorial tributes to Angus Scrimm by the phamily.
If what I write here holds any sway with whoever is reading it, hear these words: Go out and buy this issue! You'll be glad you did. Sure, you should not only support Rue Morgue and all things Phantasm, but this is just plain a great cover story on the series. Don Coscarelli and David Hartman are more open and candid here about Ravager than they've ever been in the project's seven year history.
The ordinarily secretive filmmakers openly and honestly discuss how this new sequel first began and progressed. They talk storylines, new characters, deleted scenes, how they kept it a secret and more. Don also provides comment on the possible future of the franchise and - perhaps most importantly - plans for the upcoming premiere and theatrical roll-out of the sequel.
Issue #166 is officially the May installment of Rue Morgue Magazine and available on newsstands everywhere and their website, but you can also nab a copy on the digital app on the iTunes store.