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J.J. Abrams Introduces PHANTASM At SXSW!

Last night at South By Southwest, the new 4K restoration of PHANTASM premiered for the Austin audience and there was a special guest to introduce the film. It was none other than J.J. Abrams, whose Bad Robot Productions oversaw the complete remaster of Don Coscarelli’s cult classic 1979 horror flick.

In attendance from the film: Director/writer Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM series, BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END), A. Michael Baldwin (PHANTASM series), Kathy Lester (PHANTASM series), Paul Pepperman (Co-producer, PHANTASM, Co-writer THE BEASTMASTER) Special guests included: J.J. Abrams (STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS), Chloe Coscarelli (Vegan Chef).

You can read our interview with Don Coscarelli from last week about how the PHANTASM restoration happened. Check out some pics from the event last night below!

The next SXSW screening of the film will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:45 PM at Alamo Lamar A in Austin, TX. Get tickets here.

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All photos by: Jim Bennett