Sunday, March 28, 2021

Impressive Phantasm Display in Upcoming Horror Museum

First, a most heartfelt Happy Birthday to Phantasm! The original film was first released to theaters forty-two years ago today.

Second, dig this! A monstrously talented Italian phan named Antonio Amodio is currently creating a fantasy-horror museum in Taranto, Italy. For this Herculean task, he's put together an impressive Phantasm display featuring the Tall Man! Antonio shares that he's personally created the many figures in his museum and that they're all made to 1:1 scale. This wild Phantasm display has a lot of detail in it, some of which you can glimpse in the photos below. Aside from the Tall Man, there's a sphere'd head, a severed finger in a box, a dwarf minion, and a framed photo of the Tall Man from many years back.

Click on any photo below to see it larger. Outstanding work, Antonio!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Phantasm Exhumed is now on Audible!

If you've been looking for an excuse to revisit either PHANTASM EXHUMED or FURTHER EXHUMED, they've both just debuted as audio books over on AUDIBLE! They collectively total over thirteen hours of Phantasmic-goodness. Not a member of Audible? Not to worry! You can snag one of these audio books for FREE by signing up for the site's free 30-day trial, which allows you to keep your audio book even if you cancel!

Check out Phantasm Exhumed here.

Check our Further Exhumed here.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Phantasm Oblivion & Ravager Get Official Score Releases!

Great news, my fellow phans! Esteemed composer Christopher L. Stone has finally made available for purchase his scores to Phantasm Oblivion and Phantasm Ravager! Though these are only digital offerings as of now, they represent the first time ever this music has been offered in an official capacity. Previously, you had to bootleg this stuff. Fingers crossed we might one day see a slick vinyl release, right?

Both albums are being offered for an economical $8.99. The Oblivion score comprises fifteen tracks and the Ravager score spans ten. And yes, the Ravager album includes the unforgettable "Reggie Rap" from that film's end credits. (C'mon, that track was fire. Admit it.)

You can purchase/download Oblivion here and Ravager over here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

CavityColors Unveils New Phantasm Merch Line!

The always impressive CavityColors have just debuted an entire line of fantastic Phantasm merch. We're talking shirts, hoodies, jogger sweatpants, and enamel pins! Best of all is that they're not simply using old artwork, but rather have commissioned an impressive array of new designs for this merch! Could this possibly get any better? Why, yes. Yes, it can. The company also posted this tease on social media: "This will be the first of many new official PHANTASM products to come over the next few years and beyond, and we couldn’t think of a better season to celebrate one of our all time favorite movies."

Basically, there's even more Phantasmic goodness yet to come! Check out a sampling of the groovy line-up below. When you're ready, make like a sphere and fly over to the CavityColors website to put in your order!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Phantasm Prop Found in Antique Shop? Not so fast, Bub.

Grannie’s Basement of Queens, New York claims to have a rare prop from the original Phantasm and she's willing to part with it for only $2,000. Remember the Greek god statue that hung above the door to the spacegate room in Morningside Mausoleum? Well, Grannie says she's got it, but we're not so sure. Read on for why we're skeptical.

For one, there are several notable differences between screenshots from the film and Grannie's sculpture. Notice the red circles below. On the far left god, the helmet is quite different. There is yet another big difference in the helmet on the middle god. Then notice the two gods on the far right. On Grannie's sculpture, the two helmets clearly connect. Yet in the film, their helmets do not connect and we can clearly see the wallpaper showing through between them.

Beyond that, we have questions. First, how did this prop travel nearly three-thousand miles from Southern California to Queens? Second, how did it escape the massive collection of Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli? Seriously, we've heard tales of this guy's prop storage facilities. Thirdly, who's to say this sculpture wasn't cast and recast a thousand times? Without background information, how can it ever be authenticated - especially with the differences mentioned above.

What do you think? Is Grannie pulling a fast one? Thanks to Scott Pensa for the heads up on these heads!


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

"Das Böse" included in New Phantasm Box Set

Region B phans, rejoice! There's a new Phantasm Blu-ray Collection set to arrive in Germany and it's packing a unique bonus supplement! You can glimpse the new set's packaging on your right, which depicts glorious new artwork from artist Graham Humphreys. While boasting many of the same old special features we've seen time and time again, the six-disc set will also include an exclusive bonus disc containing a Super-8 transfer of the half-hour long "Das Böse."

What is "Das Böse?" Well, that's the title Phantasm went by when first released in Deutschland. The film was later released in a condensed thirty-minute version on Super 8 for German film fans to enjoy in their home.

In all seriousness, who wouldn't want to watch a scratchy half-hour German dubbed version of Phantasm? That sounds like nostalgic-goodness. Grab a Dos Equis and press play!

Friday, May 22, 2020

LISTEN UP - Phantasm Ravager Score Hits the Net!

Now this is marvelous news. Phans have been begging for several years now (Okay, it's only been me. I've been begging) for Don Coscarelli to release the full score for Phantasm Ravager. While Don seems no closer to doing that, we are extremely fortunate that composer Chris Stone has uploaded the full unreleased score to his official website!

You can listen to all ten tracks here. It's around fifty-five minutes in total. And yes, the final track ends with the kick-ass "Reggie Rap" from the film's end credits. Ravager may have divided phans with its bold story choices, but you must concede that it had a stellar soundtrack.

Friday, May 8, 2020

ADMIT IT! You NEED these Phantasm Face Masks.

Well, it's finally come to this. We're all hunkering down trying to survive this scourge upon our land. Why not rep our phandom while we do it with some fashionable face masks? Thanks to the designers at TeePublic, we can now do just that. At $15 per, these designs are available for purchase now! Thanks to Scott Pensa for the head's up!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New Phantasm Pin Honors the Fortuneteller

Phans may recall a groovy Fortuneteller pin we posted about on this very blog three years back. That pin is now officially sold out, but fret not - there's a new collector's pin honoring the classic Phantasm character. The latest release from The Sally Hardesty Collection depicts the memorable sign outside the Fortuneteller's home of a hand on a tarot card.

Reasonably priced at $10 each, this 1.25" pin and its variant are limited to a scant 25 copies each. While you're pin shopping, I'd encourage you check out the Sally Hardesty Collection's other horror pins - they're fantastic!

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