Phantasm Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3701

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 94

Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/1979

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Don Coscarelli

Actors: Michael Baldwin, Lynn Eastman, Reggie Bannister, David Arntzen, Angus Scrimm, Bill Cone

Plot: Mike looks up to his older brother who seems to have it all - the looks, the car and the girls. However, the two are thrown into a different world after a funeral when the mortician, The Tall Man, is seen lifting a coffin with ease and taking it with him. Thus begins their quest to bring down The Tall Man.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 09/18/2021

The plot just gets stupider and stupider, and the acting is bad even for low-budget schlock. An unironic cult favorite for some, "Phantasm" is like the kind of stuff you see mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Snoogans - wrote on 01/26/2011

Creepy and inspired. Watching this film feels like waking up from a big, crazy nightmare.

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Andrew_Tom - wrote on 10/25/2007

There really isn't another movie like this. Very surreal, dreamlike story which will leave you scratching your head afterwards. Angus Scrimm's Tall Man became a movie legend for a reason. You do not want to cross this man. The movie spawned three sequels so far, with rumors of a fourth one coming soon. All of the sequels are very watchable, but are nothing compared to the original. You will not regret it!

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Snoogans - wrote on 2012-09-01 00:20

That was a great stinger of an ending.  Classic horror finale.

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 2012-08-31 09:48

The final scene in Phantasm, where the dwarf creatures pull the boy into the mirror, scared the heck out of me.

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Snoogans - wrote on 2012-08-30 17:38

Agreed.  Scrimm makes the character so damn memorable and creepy.  He's a towering force.  "Boy!"

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-08-30 14:28

I would put The Tall Man right up there with the other classic horror icons: Jason, Freddy, Meyers, Pinhead - Angus Scrimm didn't have to say anything, just his presence was enough to give you the shivers (and those spheres he had were pretty slick as well).

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 2012-08-30 13:24

I agree with you! I didn't know Coscarelli based most of the film on his own nightmares. Very interesting indeed. The Tall Man and those flying classic!

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