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Cult Film Hero Don Coscarelli Turns a Page
Phantasm director discusses his new memoir
"...the director of such genre masterpieces as the legendary Phantasm franchise, Bubba Ho-Tep, and the film version of David..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Drawn to Batman at Wizard World
Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester on voicing the dynamic duo
"...from the franchise. For Conroy, it's Mask of the Phantasm – often seen by fans as not just be..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays
Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away
"...Miss out on Sion Sono's Cold Fish, feelin' kinda Phantasm, or just wondering how you never caught Wegener's Der..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Society Celebrates Art House Theater Day
AFS Cinema to host screenings celebrating independent filmmaking
" of Brendan Toller’s documentary Danny Says, Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered, and Alan Tudyk’s web series Con Man, among..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Spencer Beghtol

Don Coscarelli Returns With Phantasm: Ravager
Great balls of dire
"...end, and Don Coscarelli thought he had completed his Phantasm saga last century. Yet, 18 years later, the psycho-nightmare..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave Three
Multiple monsters, sequels, and regulars (and RZA)
"...Having already announced big titles and fascinating gets like Phantasm: Ravager and American Honey in wave one, Arrival and..."

Sept. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two
"...Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and the long-awaited Phantasm: Ravager), wave two includes the latest from Park Chan-Wook..."

Aug. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest First Wave Announced
Miss Peregrine, Phantasm: Ravager, and more
"...hoping that this would be the world premiere of Phantasm: Ravager, the fifth title in the bizarre and brilliant..."

Aug. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...the new 4k restoration of Don Coscarelli's surrealist screamer Phantasm (overseen by one of the latest additions to the..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Robert Kurtzman Invades Garth Manor
FX legend talks Evil Dead 2
"'re working on something like Evil Dead 2 or Phantasm II, you're building off someone else's work. How much..."

July 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Garth Manor Brings Out the Dead
FX maestro Robert Kurtzman on the seminal Evil Dead 2
"...and Kurtzman's early résumé is bloated with sequels like Phantasm II, plus later additions to the Halloween, Re-Animator, and..."

July 31, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Digging Up the Marrow
Adam Green on the long and very personal path of his new feature
"...icons like actor Kane Hodder, and directors Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End) and Mick..."

March 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: September 8
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...teevee, as your AggreGAYtor captures a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm...."

Sept. 8, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Film Flam
Production news, plus early brushes with 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
"...Slender Man.” Eric Pham directs, and the cast includes Phantasm series mainstay Michael Baldwin...."

June 27, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Kickstart Your Weekend: Get Stephen Romano Back on His Feet
Local author needs your help after getting hit by a truck
"...2005, Romano brought together two of his favorite fearmongers, Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli and the king of Texas Gothic..."

May 9, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Right Into the Danger Zone With the Danger Gods
Fantastic Fest and AFS present the kings of classic stunts
"...sets, he's been Don Coscarelli's go-to wheel man since Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead. And taking the last..."

Sept. 16, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

From the Vaults: Phantasm-ania
Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm, and Reggie Bannister talk 'Phantasm'
"...the Chronicle's Marc Savlov in 2000 while describing the Phantasm horror series. The occasion was Phantasm-ania at the Alamo..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spoiler Alert
With 'John Dies at the End,' Don Coscarelli is still doing exactly as he damn well pleases
" ice cream seller fighting a demonic mortician in Phantasm, or Elvis versus a mummy in Bubba Ho-Tep, wait..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

John Dies at the End
Together, Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli and editor David Wong created this horror-comedy jumble that's customed-tooled for the midnight hour.
"...End is a collaboration between horror auteur Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) and editor David Wong, adapting Wong’s..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

The Lights Go Down at South Lamar
Final night at the Alamo Drafthouse mothership
"...the horror and genre fans, the big draws were Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli returning with his newest genre-bender, John..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
"...COSCARELLI in attendance! Don Coscarelli, the creative cyclone behind PHANTASM, BEASTMASTER and BUBBA HO-TEP, returns to form with his..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Everything Went Black: Live Fast Drive Faster
"Hello Kowalski..?
"...the '71 Plymouth Barracuda featured so prominently in his Phantasm films. Bastard!)..."

Oct. 11, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Even though it stars Robert Pattinson, we doubt his Twilight fans will fully appreciate this sleek, dystopian story that David Cronenberg adapted from Don DeLillo's 2003 novel.
" with cheaters to match, he's a chilly, funereal phantasm, less human than bleak, symbolic cipher. He is the..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Revenant
This horror comedy follows the the walking-dead path of an undeceased Iraq War vet and his stoner best friend.
"...various Don Coscarelli projects – including Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm(s) III and IV (all of which, by the way,..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'Dallas Is the Reason …'
It's Texas Frightmare Weekend
"...going to want that limited edition, three-pronged, genuine chrome-plated Phantasm sphere reproduction...."

May 3, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Awesome Overload: Alamo Does the Kobayashi Maru Class of '82
Alamo Drafthouse screens 1982 30 years later
"...vanilla '70 Dodge Challenger R/T in Vanishing Point, or Phantasm II's '71 Plymouth Hemicuda, or even the 'rents boxy..."

April 16, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

'John Dies at the End'
'John Dies at the End'
"...marked a major shift for the creator of the Phantasm series. Sure, it's got an evil mummy, but Bubba..."

March 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Trailer Hitch, 3/12
Eyeballing the day's highlights
"...get at the latest from Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm), and the wait ends now with – um, spoiler..."

March 12, 2012 SXSW Post by Kimberley Jones

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...Beneath the Darkness has nada on Don Coscarelli's epic Phantasm saga or, for that matter, Norman Bates’ clear-eyed if..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Black Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong; McDonald Is Right, Right, Right
"...constitutionally enumerated federalism play zero roles in his leftist phantasm. The only part the individual plays in Black's world..."

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