Tuesday, July 30, 2019

BAKERProps has made a Sphere FLOAT and TALK!

Prop maker Michael Baker of BAKERProps  has made some truly impressive sphere creations over the years, but he may have finally outdone himself with these two most recent orbs. Not only can his newest sphere creations ACTUALLY FLOAT, but they have artificial intelligence as well! Michael seems to have outfitted one of the balls with Amazon's Alexa technology. Let's just cross our fingers Alexa never turns evil.

Check out the embedded video below to see the floating and talking balls. Learn more about Michael's marvelous spheres and other prop creations over on his Facebook page!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Yet Another Phantasm Location May Soon Vanish

First we lost the Pearson home in 2015.

Then we lost the Fortuneteller's home in 2016.

Now we may be losing the iconic hanging tree location that was briefly seen in Phantasm and more prominently featured in Phantasm Oblivion via Phantasm cutscenes. Located in Agoura Hills, California, this gnarly tree has been threatened for several decades by local area development. It seems the tree may be bulldozed this year or next to make way for a new construction called "The Agoura Village East" project. The sign out front notes that AVE isn't a sure thing yet, but the situation doesn't look too good right now.

Superphan Matt Naylor sent in the following photos from his visit this past week. The tree is now entirely surrounded by protective fencing and impossible to access without jumping the fence. Matt reported seeing police in the vicinity, so he decided not to risk it. For the best - you never know when you'll encounter a demon trooper. You can see more pictures of the hanging tree up close here.

Screen to Location Picture courtesy the Then & Now Movie Location Blog

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Please Read: Phantasm Veteran Needs Our Help

My fellow phans, I beg you to please check out this link with an open heart and come together to support legendary makeup effects artist Mark Shostrom in his time of dire need. Mark contributed incredible makeup effects to Phantasm's II and III and could really use our help right now.

The crowdfunding campaign hit its goal, but additional contributions are very much welcomed and will only serve to shore up housing and basic needs security for Mark. It's a more than worthy cause. Thank you in advance for your time and contributions.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

GALLERY: Twenty Phantasm Memes To Brighten Your Day

If you haven't visited the Phantasm Exhumed Books Facebook page in a long while, here are some Phantasm-related memes you might've missed, most of which you'll surely be able to relate to if you're a true blue phan. Cheers!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Seller Offering 3D Printed Silver Sphere Model Kits

We've seen a lot of great sphere replicas over the years, but this may be a first. Etsy user Pixi3DStore is offering 3D printed silver sphere model kits for sale! Assembly looks super easy and they're a great buy at only $14.99 per kit. Sure, they're only plastic, you have to paint them, and they're nowhere near the superb quality of a BakerProps or Nightmares Unlimited ball, but it's still quite nice for the price. Get yours here!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Event Report: Don Coscarelli Night at the Strand Theater

Last night was a great night to be in Seymour, Connecticut. That's where The Strand Theater held Don Coscarelli Night, which consisted of a double-feature screening of Bubba Ho-Tep and the original Phantasm. We've got a report from the event and some sweet photos thanks to mega-phan Scott Pensa, who was in attendance.

The night also included some great cult movie trailers, giveaways, and raffles. Additionally, the theater commissioned artist Matt Wilson to create a special limited edition print for the night depicting both films. Printed on metallic paper, the silver edition was limited to forty copies. The night also contained an unannounced treat in that Matt also printed an extremely limited gold variant edition. How limited? Five copies limited. Scott snapped up four of these prints for himself, myself, and fellow mega-phans Peter Marullo and Matt Naylor. The fifth gold variant print went to the artist himself. Could you imagine being the disappointed phan behind Scott in line wanting one of these? Ha!!

The Strand also printed these nifty Phantasm plastic cups for the event, which feature a silver sphere and the Tall Man's iconic line from the original film's finale. Eagle-eyed Scott kept watchful eye to see if anyone left their cup behind or threw it away as they're collectible, but he says people were clinging to them, so damn. Thanks for the report and photos, Scott!

Friday, June 14, 2019

This Phantasm II Sticker Sold for $257 because, uh... reasons?

This kind of blows my mind, but remember those nifty Prism stickers from the 80s? The kind you'd get from quarter machines at the supermarket? Well, they're super collectible now, especially ones depicting horror movies of the era. And Phantasm II is one of the more collectible ones, apparently. We've seen P2 stickers fetch as high as $75 on eBay, but this...

This afternoon, a Phantasm II prism sticker sold for $257 after a fierce bidding war! I'm not sure I've ever paid that much for a Phantasm collectible, much less a sticker! But I can't deny that it does look cool!

I guess the moral of the story is that if you've got a few old Prism stickers laying around, definitely list them on eBay!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Killer New Tall Man Pin from GrimPinCo

Phantasm collectors assemble! Dig this killer new Tall Man enamel pin from the great folks at GrimPinCo! This pin recreates the iconic shot from Phantasm III of the Tall Man brandishing a silver sphere on his mausoleum throne. The details are all here - even down the red tie-pin. This is a hefty pin too, which makes it a great collector's item for displaying. These bad boys are $14 each until the limited supply runs out! Get yours here!
FROM GrimPinCo: Inspired by one of the best horror films of the 20th century, (that's my opinion), I give you The Tall Man pin. This pin is truly gorgeous, made on a high polished silver with a matte gold finish, this pin dazzles in the light. A very eye catching piece for any fan of Phantasm. 

Pin Type: Hard Enamel (Cloisonné)
Size: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Plating: Polished Silver
Backing: (2) 8mm black rubber clutches

Friday, May 24, 2019

40th Anniv. Replica of the Rarest Phantasm Collectible Ever

This post contains a bit of Phantasm history and some spiffy new fan art of sorts. The original Phantasm made a pretty big splash for distributor AVCO Embassy when it first premiered back in 1979. Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm toured all over the world promoting it, the latter in full Tall Man garb and makeup. At the film's Hollywood premiere, arriving guests received a unique party favor - a yellow finger in a plastic case with the film's title emblazoned upon it! How cool is that? Only one of these rare treasures has ever turned up over the years. It has remained securely tucked away in the vast collection of series hearse coordinator Guy Thorpe. (It was gifted to him by Coscarelli himself.)

Flash forward to present day. Super phan Matt Naylor has created an incredible replica of the 1979 premiere collectible. Limited to four, these marvelous recreations went to undisclosed recipients in the phan community. If you follow the Phantasm Exhumed accounts on social media, you may recall Matt as the romantic phan who proposed to his fiancé at the Dunsmuir Mansion - aka Morningside Mortuary! Great work on both counts, boooooy!

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