And here you thought Mondo's Christmas Ornament was going to be the best Phantasm news of the week. Rue Morgue has just announced that they are releasing an Authorized Phantasm Film Companion in February! Dig that wild cover artwork to your right and read on for the details.
"Step through the gates of Morningside Mortuary with Rondo Award-winning Rue Morgue columnist and lifelong Phan John W. Bowen for a tour of the Tall Man's domain, personally guided by Phantasm series mastermind Don Coscarelli and friends.
One of the horror genre's most beloved film franchises, Phantasm, comes to life with the first-time participation of Don Coscarelli. Features exclusive interviews with Coscarelli, stars Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury and more.
Plus! Never-before-seen photos from Coscarelli's private collection, a blow by blow breakdown of the films in the series, music, stunts and lots more!
Also features Oscar-winner Roger Avary on the Phantasm sequel that never got made and a foreword by Don Coscarelli.
132 pages, perfect bound soft cover."
That the book is being authored by Rue Morgue's own John W. Bowen is fantastic news. Phans should recall he most recently penned last year's Phantasm Ravager cover story for the genre mag. Looking forward to this one!
Pre-order yours here for the low price of $14.95 with free shipping to US and Canada!