Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Phantasm vs Re-Animator!?! Yes, please!

Now that we've had a fifth Phantasm, who would be up for a crossover with the Re-Animator franchise? Perhaps Dr. Herbert West was one of the doctor's at Reggie's hospital! Or even worse, a colleague of the Tall Man? The Re-Animator has already crossed over with Evil Dead's Ash in a groovy comic mini-series, so why not PhantasmProp maker and sphere master Mark Phillips of Nightmares Unlimited has put together a terrific new prop display that teases the very concept. I especially love all the little details like the mini-spacegate poles andmausoleum marble background. Excellent work, Mark!

Interestingly, the hypodermic-needle equipped silver sphere is strikingly similar to the nightmare vision that first led Don Coscarelli to incorporate the creation into Phantasm. To read more about the ball's origin and evolution, check out Phantasm Exhumed: The Unauthorized Companion, authored by yours truly.

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