Two years after release, my book, Phantasm Exhumed, has finally come to Amazon's Kindle. I've been pretty reluctant to release an e-Book edition, but finally gave in after numerous requests. Many readers had understandably complained that the paperback's type was simply too small to decipher while others simply wanted an edition they could read on the go. This Amazon Kindle release means you can read Exhumed on your Kindle, smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. In this lead-up to Phantasm Ravager's debut, there is perhaps no better time to revisit the making of the first four films.
This "Standard Text Edition" version of the book is $9.99 in the Amazon Kindle Store, except to those who've already purchased the paperback through Amazon. For those readers, the e-Edition will only cost $2.99.
If you haven't yet read Phantasm Exhumed, I'll leave you with Angus Scrimm's own Amazon review of the book. (He contributed an introduction, interview and personal set journals to Exhumed, so perhaps he's not the most appropriate person to review it, but he did. So here ya go.)
It's like a brimming over bowlful hot-buttered popcorn fresh from the popper, a deeply gratifying entertainment with something to chuckle over, marvel at or cheer on every page. The fifty or sixty-odd interviewees obviously had a blast working on Coscarelli's films and their affectionate, often humorous reminiscences glow out from the paragraphs of Dustin McNeill's skillful prose. I've read the book all through but can't resist picking it up and re -reading again and again.at random for fresh enjoyment.. If I do have one single objection,, it's that the 260 photos the book boasts of may include an excess of one tall, gaunt, scowling personage clad in black. . Of course, being an actor, he'd probably be the last to complain.