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UNMADE HORRORS: The Roger Avary PHANTASM That Almost Was!

This past year saw the PHANTASM franchise come full circle with the release of both the original film, fully restored and remastered in 4K, along with the 5th and final sequel in the series PHANTASM V: RAVAGER. On April 11th, Well Go USA will release the definitive Blu-Ray boxed set collection, so it’s a pretty […]


The Great Don Coscarelli Joins Us On SHOCK WAVES To Talk PHANTASM And Beyond!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob talks about the latest from Sean Byrne (director of THE LOVED ONES), THE DEVIL’S CANDY, as well as the original 1933 KING KONG, and reports back from a double bill of John Carpenter’s ASSAULT […]


UPDATE: A Better Look At The Upcoming PHANTASM Blu-Ray Box Set!

I don’t know about you, but I love box set collections of my favorite franchises. And most of these movies we grew up on couldn’t possibly look any better than they do on Blu-Ray. I never thought we’d get a proper HALLOWEEN set considering different studios owned different entries in the series, but somehow, the […]


The “PHANTASM COLLECTION” Arrives March 28th In 6-Disc Blu-Ray Set!

Great news, PHANTASM fans. Well Go USA, the company primarily responsible for releasing great Korean films such as THE WAILING and TRAIN TO BUSAN in America, are prepping a deluxe 6-disc Blu-Ray set of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION, due out March 28th! Series creator and director Don Coscarelli is currently overseeing new bonus features for the […]

Films Music 

Groove To The Sweet Sounds Of The PHANTASM Theme Remixed By Nightcrawler!

A big part of our love of classic movies goes hand in hand with their theme songs. It’s impossible not to immediately think of the soundtrack to a horror flick when I say the words HALLOWEEN or PSYCHO or THE EXORCIST. One of my personal faves (and up until Mondo’s recent limited release, most coveted) […]


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: […]


We Chat With PHANTASM Writer/Director Don Coscarelli!

Don Coscarelli is not only one of our favorite filmmakers in the genre, but in our humble opinion also one of the most underrated of the “Masters Of Horror” gang. His last 2 films alone, JOHN DIES AT THE END and BUBBA HO-TEP are as vibrant, radical and fun as his horror debut PHANTASM was […]


Remembering The Tall Man: Angus Scrimm (1926-2016)

Though my heart breaks to write these words, I must dutifully pass along the sad news that another of the horror genre’s most respected and beloved legends has left this world. Angus Scrimm, born Lawrence Rory Guy, passed away last night at the age of 89, as reported by longtime friend and collaborator Don Coscarelli […]

I Survived a TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Season 3 Marathon!

By now, you’ve been aware of the excitement — and that nagging sense of impending doom — surrounding the terrifying return of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, the old-time horror/suspense radio show created by genre heroes Larry Fessenden (HABIT) & Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). But that’s nothing compared to the thrill I received […]


You Can Thank JJ Abrams For The New PHANTASM 4K Restoration!

Of all the horror classics out there, PHANTASM is the last hold out in terms of getting a proper high def release on Blu-Ray. Well with the following news, and a new movie PHANTASM V: RAVAGER on the horizon, here’s hoping we’re one step closer to that Blu-Ray release of either the original or a box […]



Fans of independent horror cinema not only know the name of Larry Fessenden, founder of celebrated production company Glass Eye Pix and writer-director-star of cult vampire classic HABIT, but they know his face as well: he’s appeared onscreen in dozens of horror projects — from Brad Anderson’s chilling SESSION 9 to the hit horror game […]


AUTOMATONS Gets Limited Collectible VHS Release

Lovechild Pictures have announced that they’ll be releasing a super limited edition VHS version of James Felix McKenney’s low-fi cult classic pic AUTOMATONS! It will be the first release from the distribution label, and will include tons of additional content and a making-of zine. When we say limited, we mean limited! There will only be […]