Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Phantasm series (1979 - 1998)

A series of horror films by Don Coscarelli, starring Reggie Bannister.
An evil "tall man" uses dead people for his own reasons. He sweeps across the country, vacating towns. A crew of 3 friends catch onto his game in the first town and follow the trail, even though their number diminishes.
This is full moon material, but not by full moon. Apparently, there can be good, but cheesy horror outside of that label. The characters were dynamic, although the plots were predictable. The Reggie character lost sex appeal through the series. He couldn't get women into bed as easily and that's what I call a dynamic character. I'm rating the series adequate for entertaining me, but being a little too cheesy.

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