Tuesday, October 5, 2010

31 Days of Shudders!

Foto Frenzy : Phantasm  (Avco Embassy, 1979)

I love the year 1979. Here's one of the reasons why.

Michael Baldwin (l) and Bill Thornbury (r) as the Pearson brothers, living alone after the death of their parents in a small town with the Scariest Mortuary of All Time.

A mortuary run by this guy...the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm).

Mike finds the Tall Man a little too fervent in drumming up new business. Mike doesn't want to play ball.

When the Tall Man wants to play ball...RUN.

The Pearsons' buddy Reggie (Reggie Bannister) plays a 1979 video game. Man, look at the size of that controller!

The Tall Man reveals his ultimate objective: new sneakers!

Worst. Alarm. Clock. EVER.
This is another of my faves, because it starts right out with a mood of dread, and proceeds like a fever dream of scary things, thanks to a solid cast and writer/director Don Coscarelli. Watch this movie, or watch it again!

And with that, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

1 comment:

  1. I remember when this came out. It looked very, very strange.

    And you know what--30 years hasn't changed that. Not a bit.