Monday, May 27, 2013

PHANTASM / New Breed Productions Inc. - 1979

It's Memorial Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our feature is a weird one from 1979, it had a decent budget of $300,000 and starred the very distinguished looking Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man from another world. Two interesting things in the story are the deadly flying spheres and that victims are shrunk to half their normal size and reanimated as ugly little monsters!

Eegah!! sent over a cool soundclip for our listening pleasure, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the chartreuse and purple destruct button, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... PHANTASM!

Believe it or else, this is The Tall Man in stalking mode! It's easy to fool any horny dude in town into making a foolish choice.

Here are Reggie Bannister as Reggie and Bill Thornbury as Jody doing a guitar duet as heard in the soundclip. They both star in the whole series I-IV, Reggie has been referred to as "The Hardest Working Man in Horror."

The Tall Man, mortician and mausoleum owner, is seen wandering the streets during the day, here, he's checking on Reggie to see what he's up to. Reggie's the local ice cream man, what else, he's got that look.

Love this shot of Jody's lil' bro, A. Michael Baldwin as Mike, as he hides in a coffin from The Tall Man and some little monsters while looking for clues in the mortuary. The "A." at the beginning of his name stands for nothing.

The mausoleum caretaker is the first one to taste the steel of the flying sphere. It punctures his skull with a spike, then drills into his brain and finally drains him of all his blood!! Fun stuff, we'll see him later as a little freak...

Great shot of TTM and Mike in the mausoleum!

Mike gets a souvenir from The Tall Man!

This shot is just plain awesome, been there!

Jody, Reggie and Mike discover the white room full of weird alien pods, Jody cautiously takes a look inside one of them!

Mike's pulled inside a dimension beam and this is what he sees!

So, what will happen next, The Tall Man seems indestructible! And remember, there are parts II, III and IV yet to come!


Mr. Karswell said...

You have the Mike and Jody characters mixed up-- the guy playing guitar with Reggie is Bill Thornbury as Jody... the kid who goes through the dimensional gate is Michael Baldwin, aka Mike... cool screen grabs too! PHANTASM RULES!!

TABONGA! said...

Thank you Karswell, I will correct it...

zillagord said...

this is one of my favorites. they toss in everything AND the kitchen sink!

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