Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Phantasm

Definition of -PHANTASM-

1: a product of fantasy; 
   A:Delusive Appearance; Illusion
   B: Ghost, Specter
   C: A Figment of the Imagination

2: a mental representation of a real object


That being said, on a side note but related. One of my all time favorite horror films has to be Phantasm(1979). Directed by Don Coscarelli, It has become a low budget cult classic, with the emphasis on CLASSIC. 
Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother. Mike cannot decide what is real and what isn't, and is plagued by vivid nightmares. He gets the shock of his life when he watches,  the Tall Man(the mortician) lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world of bizarre happenings where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the dead to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.

28 comments:

  1. I remember watching this one as a kid. It scared the crap out of me. I should watch it again to see what I think of it.

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  2. Ah, how the past actually had plot behind horror movies.

    Can't say that about nowa days.

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  3. Watched this when I was 13 at a slumber party. Scared the bejesus outta me.

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  4. phantasm that thing u shouldn't know when your young

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  5. Does it still hold up well today?

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  6. havent seen it but i think i will now!

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  7. omg, i really didn't know about that!
    cool post bro, keep it up!

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  8. what about a phant-gasm? OHHH YEAAHHHHH

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  9. I'll look up this film when I'll have the time.

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  10. love the post... I want to see moar!

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  11. I've never seen this. Sounds interesting enough, but I'm not sure if super old horror films are my thing, haha.

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  12. Great Movie, definitely a must see.

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  13. sounds really creepy. I'll check it out

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  14. Too bad I'm such a wuss... But from time to time, I have the guts to try a horror flick...

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  15. I never thought of it that way... interesting

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  16. Hoho

    http://kadams133.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh wow this movie always use to come on during Halloween goign to net flix it again

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