Join us Saturday, October 13th as we welcome legendary genre filmmaker Don Coscarelli to The Frida with a special screening of his 1979 horror opus Phantasm – presented on a 4K restoration from the original camera negative, and featuring a brand new 5.1 audio soundtrack!
(Then come back Sunday the 14th at 8pm as Don returns to The Frida with his 2002 horror-comedy Bubba Ho-Tep!)
The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town’s mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions – and a deadly silver sphere…
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Phantasm on the big screen – and in its new restoration overseen by longtime fan J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot – and to meet the man behind the madness in person! We will have a Q&A with Don Coscarelli after the screening, and he will be selling and signing copies of his new book as well, True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking, in the lobby before and after the show!
“A film filled with unique, personal, witty, and, at the same time, terrifying imagery rarely seen in low-budget horror films.” – TV Guide
“ A strong point of the feature is that it’s played for both horror and laughs.” – Variety
“Coscarelli made this with very little money but with plenty of imagination.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
Dir. Don Coscarelli / 88 min. / 1979, USA