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!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Phantasm Clock from Nightmares Unlimited!

You might've seen that tacky-ass Phantasm III clock dumped on video stores back in the 90's, but dig this classy-looking Phantasm time piece cooked up by Mark Phillips of Nightmares Unlimited! This bad boy features an actual chrome sphere as the centerpiece with marble backing and Phantasm lettering across the top!

Mark is currently offering ten of these clocks for sale. They're $75 each plus shipping. If you'd like one, message him on the Nightmares Unlimited page to reserve yours.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Now Available: Tall Man/Dwarf Combo Figurines, Limited Stock!

Phans, dig this! Chicago-based artist Charlie Lonewolf regularly creates and sells his own custom horror statuettes and they are fantastic. Last year, he briefly offered a spectacular Tall Man/dwarf combo, but these very quickly sold out to the disappointment of many. Now he's back at it and this is your chance to nab one for your own collection.

The Tall Man is about 5.5 inches tall and made of resin. The combo figure pack costs $42 plus shipping. Get yours on Charlie's Etsy store and also check out his Instagram page to see his other marvelous offerings!

Fingers crossed for a Reggie or Mike statue next!

EDIT: Annnnnnd they're sold out!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bet You've Never Seen This Phantasm Autograph Before

This past weekend saw the always phenomenal Texas Frightmare horror convention unfold in Dallas. While there weren't any Phantasm stars in attendance this year, that didn't stop mega-phan Scott Pensa from getting a Phantasm-related autograph from an unlikely celebrity - Evil Dead filmmaker Sam Raimi!

You may or may not already know that Raimi had a small cameo in 1988's Phantasm II as a bag of ashes being poured into an urn at Perigord Mortuary. According to legend, Raimi had unsuccessfully lobbied Don Coscarelli for a bigger cameo in the first Phantasm sequel, preferably as a sphere-victim. You can see a screenshot of Raimi's cameo below as well as the photo Scott had printed out for the director to sign.

This might be one of the rarest and most unique Phantasm autographs I've ever seen. Great stuff, Scott!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Vinyl Announcement: Angus Scrimm in "The Grandfather"

Here's some terrific news for fans of the Tall Man. Holy Mountain Printing has just released a vinyl pressing of Angus Scrimm's performance in "The Grandfather," an episode of the audio drama series Tales from Beyond the Pale. This particular installment was written and directed by the marvelous Graham Reznick, a friend and collaborator of Scrimm's. If you missed this gem when it was originally released back in 2010, I'd highly recommend you check it out. You can read my review of the episode here.

The album comes in split-color vinyl (limited to 400 copies) and glow-in-the-dark (limited to 100 copies). The split-color is $20 and glow-in-the-dark is $22. The photo below originated over on the Glass Eye Pix website.

Angus Scrimm wrote liner notes for countless albums throughout his career at Capitol Records, but this is - to my knowledge - the first time his voice has been featured so prominently on an actual vinyl album!

Get your copy of "The Grandfather" vinyl here!

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