It’s been 16 years since the alien and necrotic Tall Man darkened cinema’s doorways with his arched eyebrow and persistent bellows of “Booooooooy!” But you can’t keep a good horror monster man down, and neither, it seems, can you keep a filmmaker from revisiting his most famous creation. Yes, friend, it’s finally happened: Phantasm V: Ravager is on its way, and below is the very first teaser for the long-awaited(?) fifth installment in the popular offbeat franchise. Have a gander!
Details on the film are pretty sketchy at the moment (the film’s not even listed on IMDb), but it appears from the movie’s official website that writer-director Don Coscarelli is back at the helm of the film series that began 35 years ago and will reunite the stars of the original, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, and of course Angus Scrimm as the immortal Tall Man. It looks to be a lot Grindhouseier than the last several, which suits us just fine, seeing as everyone in the movie is not as spry as they used to be.
Coscarelli, you may also remember, directed Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies at the End, two of the best cult horror films of the last decade, so we’re pretty confident this could be something cool. How about you? Were you clamoring for another Phantasm film or had you laid the franchise to rest like an embalming-fluid zombie? Let’s talk about it below!
For funsies, here’s the trailer for the original film. Same music and everything!: