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Phantasm (1979, USA) is a Horror film directed by Don Coscarelli. It is followed by Phantasm II.


Main Details

  • Released on March 28, 1979
  • Color
  • Running Time: 88 Min.
  • Production Co: New Breed Productions Inc.
  • Distribution Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures (1979) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Films (????) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Don Coscarelli
  • Written by Don Coscarelli
  • Starring A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Terrie Kalbus, Kenneth V. Jones, Susan Harper, Angus Scrimm
  • Produced by Don Coscarelli, Paul Pepperman
  • Original Music by Fred Myrow, Malcolm Seagrave
  • Cinematography by Don Coscarelli
  • Film Editing by Don Coscarelli

Plot Summary

  • A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber, known only as the Tall Man, who employs a lethal arsenal of unearthly weapons.


  • If you're looking for horror that's got balls...IT'S FOUND YOU.
  • This ball wants to play with you...for keeps!
  • If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead!
  • Beware the ball, beware the tall man, beware the never dead.
  • Where the dead are no longer that way...
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