strong>Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series, one of the greatest and most enduring horror franchises of them all, has terrified millions of fans around the world and given them an iconic villain to forever haunt their nightmares in the form of the glowering Tall Man, played to perfection by the late Angus Scrimm. The original film, made on a scrappy budget of $300,000 and released to outstanding international box office in 1979, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2014 with the surprising news that a fifth installment in the series was on its way.
You can watch a teaser trailer for the long-awaited fourth sequel to the original, entitled Phantasm: Ravager, here below.
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Based on the novel by David Wong aka Jason Pargin
Directed by Don Coscarelli
Starring Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Fabianne Therese
Originally Released: January 23, 2012
If you’re about to watch John Dies At The End, you are about to fall into a glorious universe of ridiculousness and weirdness you’ve not yet experienced. This flick is part Twilight Zone, part X-Files, part horror, part comedy, and all brilliant – from balls to bones, and will be an immediate classic among geeks and horror fans alike.
David Wong, and his friend John Cheese, find themselves entering a completely new realm of reality and unreality when they come across a new drug they dub “The Soy Sauce.” The substance causes them to open up a whole range of perceptions, and provides them the ability to see and experience creatures and things that “normal” people just cannot perceive.
The Geeks Of Doom Round Up continues with our 21st episode. This week, Andy gives us the run-down of the upcoming adaptation of the David Wong story, John Dies At The End, starring Rob Mayes, and directed by Don Coscarelli. Later, Greg brings on some creepy music from The Pierces called “Secret.”
Later in the show, we take a look at the news that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm, and will be releasing Star Wars Episode VII in 2015. We drill down into the news and analyze why George Lucas decided to sell his company when he did. We also have a glance at a new 90-minute Halo 4 movie, entitled Forward Unto Dawn available for online viewing and will also be included in the Limited Edition release of the game.