As is usual, I start crying within the first four or five minutes and don't stop until it's finished. It's a beautiful and perfectly measured piece of work and it makes me sad that Jim and Richard were never able to see this.
In a sense I find it remarkable that this film was the success that it was. Phantasm is a film that really effectively encapsulates the illogicalities, the erratic narrative, all the peculiarities and the general tone of a nightmare. Indeed, the bright white passageways, the corners and the doorways inside the funeral home, and those fleeting glimpses of cowled figures darting behind headstones in the vast, sunlit cemetery, felt to me like half-remembered…
I watched this tonight with my 7-year-old daughter, Ophelia.
She was too frightened to go to the toilet afterwards in case a cockroach crawled up her bum.
I'll get her to write a review tomorrow morning.
"Review" by Ophelia Rose May:
I did not watch all of it, but I will get to that in a minute. Right it was very fun but there are cockroaches OH NO! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I Iiked it. The Crate was good. Go away now if…