> Man, I used to love those Phantasm movies in the 80s. Those and the Hellraiser
> stuff -- Pinhead was so awesome as a kid.
> I haven't watched any of those in over a decade though. Are the most recent ones
> anything decent? Do they all seem to stay in the same "universe" and continue on
> like the early ones did?
All Helraiser films after III don't exist. Just trust me on that one.
You can get most of them for really cheap in various horror anthologies. Miramax didn't care about the series and they devolved into crappy direct to video stuff.bill wrote:
> Phantasm has been consistently done with the same people (director/actors) and same
> formula (from what I recall). There was one where they covered the origin of the
> Tall Man as a 19th century mortician, that was kind of cool. The are generally low-budget
> with not the best acting, but that can be part of their charm. Angus Scrimm passed
> away recently, so I'm unsure if they'll make more.
I believe Phantasm Ravager was meant to be a conclusion to the series because of Angus Scrimm's health. I am very glad he managed to conclude the series before his passing, the guy loved his job and he was always amazingly cool to his fans. I wish I could've had the chance to meet him.
My late brother introduced me to the series when we were kids, so it's got a bit of sentimental value to me.