Post by nightflier51 on Jul 14, 2008 23:46:36 GMT -5
I saw it at a drive in (now gone) in Pulaski Va. The most thing that alway stood in my memory and scared me most was the slap on the guys shoulder in the crypt hallway ' THE FUNERAL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN, SIR! and in phantasm 2 "THE FUNERAL IN THE CHAPEL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN! These lines and Angus there like death warmed over, were great. I hope something similar will appear in phantasm 5.
Post by nitelinger on Aug 14, 2008 12:56:40 GMT -5
I loved The Fog /PHANTASM double feature at the (now gone) Drive In. It had two BIG screens Id watch both on one screen , then crank the ol 'Cuda up and drive around to the other screen and watch them again. Some weekends Id go both friday and sat.nights.
FMC has the show where they play "summer double features" they call it "The Drive In". Its pretty cool. Its had me watching more TV than I have in a long time.....But I hear ya, I miss the old Drive Ins. Man Id love to go to one this week end and watch The Fog/Phantasm, and stuff like that.
Post by nitelinger on Aug 15, 2008 10:42:28 GMT -5
Well it cool to know we still have a few around anyway. We had 4 at one time .One held out till the late 80s and then folded. Now that good ol American Drive In is a muslim mosk strong hold full of followers of islam. WoW I never thought Id see the day.....Is that a sign of the times ...or what?
Post by Hellbound on Sept 29, 2008 18:14:52 GMT -5
I saw the sequels long before I saw the original. The first was probably Phantasm III, on Halloween of 98, around the same time I first saw the Hellraiser movies. I'm a big fan of both, they're two of my favorite horror series and movie series. I also saw II around the same time as it was a marathon, and maybe bits of Phantasm. Then I saw IV when it came on tv a few years later. Only recently though did I get to see Phantasm from beginning to end.
Post by lastofthewild1s on Oct 7, 2008 22:26:25 GMT -5
The first Phantasm film I saw was Phantasm II and I saw it in the fall of 1990. I was hooked and wanted to see the first one and did not long after that. I kept up on the series as the films came out from there on.
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it was either 80 or 81 on broadcast tv. i remember sitting on the floor watching tv and the movie came on and i was spellbound by the music score and weird/creepy feel to it. i would have been around 11 years old at the time. was born in 69.
Dude! I'm a year younger than you! I caught it in 1980 on HBO (I believe).
My parents used to let my brother and me stay up all night on Friday night and watch whatever we wanted...so they could go upstairs and have some " time".
My little brother and I were laying on the living room floor in our sleeping bags, minding our own business, watching all the goofy crap that HBO showed back when they first went on the air...and then Phantasm came on.
So am I It was around '90 or '91. We were sitting in our small apartment while my father tried to switch a tuner of a bulky, Soviet-made TVset to some aerial TV channel. Suddenly he got a rather suitable black-and-white picture. The tuner switched to mysterious TV signal and showed us a familiar movie, "the Predator". We quickly undestood what is happened. A five-storey hotel was located not far from our home and that building had its own cable TV network. Wires of cable network could broadcast TV signal in a hundred yards. So , we forgot aerial TV channels and every evening looked for "pirated video" ;D I saw Phantasm I and was totally hooked. After that, they "broadcasted" Phantasm II and I became a fan of movies!
Post by cryptkeeper2529 on Feb 15, 2009 18:03:44 GMT -5
The story of and my initial reactions to the Phantasm films...enjoy:
Phantasm and Phantasm IV I had seen around online; and I didn't really know much about the series other than it involved an older guy and a ball of some sort. 2006-ish I started getting into Anchor bay's stuff and learned a little more from Don Coscarelli's interview on his Masters on Horror disc. I was intreagued, and following the announcement of 1 & 3 I found it a good time to check out a tleast the first; once I watched Re-Animator for the first time on it's new DVD I saw the trailer for the original Phantasm and though "I need to see this movie", so I bought the new DVD when April came in 2007 and watched it in the dark the following weekend; my uncle came in and asked what I was watching and said he never saw Phantasm but recalled the previews alone scareing the crap out of him as a child. When the movie ended I wasn't sure what to make of the ending but knowing Phantasm II existed I was delighted. I was surprised how creepy and overall awesome and even kinda funny the film was overall, and it my luck that in 2 weeks Phantasm II was coming on Cinemax; my uncle (another one) taped it for me and in the meantime I bought Phantasm III and was pumped for the weekend I would revist this fascinating universe. I immidiately watched Phantasm II, right away I was in awe; the music, the new girl, the recap leading right into new footage; it was all so perfect. When James LeGros was introduced I was impressed at how good he was after the first few minutes. It just took everything to a whole new level and was in essencial-perfect synch with the first. When the Tall Man died I kinda went "..how the hell are they gonna bring him back from that" and then the movie ended I didn't really know how to react, but I did adore the updated score music in the credits ;D . A few hours later I popped in Phantasm III; I loved the prologue and how the intro title was identicle to Phantasm II, but I couldn't help having a weird "off" feeling like something was up with it, and by that point Liz was not only dead but totally shoved to the side. Jody then shows up and I was a little disgusted at how badly it seemed like a trade off, plus Baldwin wasn't very good either, which was kinda awkward as he was one of the best younger actors I've seen in the original movie. Everything just seemed kinda off and lame, mood was ntohing like the first two either. I continued to watch and tried to enjoy but there was so much that was illogical and how it retconned from the second so much really annoyed me. I've seen it at least twice minus commentary since then and I've grown to like it far more, but at the end (still my first viewing) I was treated to a very cool finalle concluded with a half-assed ending; I immidiately went online and ordered Phantasm IV: Oblivion with the only thought on mind being hope that it was better than the third. The following weekend at the same time (almost felt like a ritual at this point) I popped in what unfortunately is looking to be our series' finalle. There was far less pizzaz than the other three but I found the film enjoyable if odd, and by the time it ended I was thrilled that it reached my expectation, and I noticed that Reggie was singing the end song and laughed for about 3 minutes or so following. Looking back now little to nothing on the first two have changed, but my feelings on the last two seem to often jump around.
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secret007: Sorry about the last message being off-topic. I just came from a SAW forum and my mind was still there. I forgot momentarily I had logged onto Phantasm. I can't wait to see Phantasm: Ravager.
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