Phantasm (1978)

Don Coscarelli’s horror opus exhibits the deranged charms of a bona fide cult classic.

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Introduction

When the residents of a sleepy Oregon town begin dying under strange circumstances, inquisitive teen Mike sets out to unearth the truth. With big brother Jody and the local ice cream man in tow, Mike discovers the town’s malevolent mortician is behind the bizarre deaths and sets out on a deadly mission to stop him.

A phantasmagoric fusion of surrealist imagery, outlandish plotting and good old-fashioned scares, this low-budget wonder is much imitated, but rarely matched. It feels fresh, inventive and downright bizarre.

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