Phantasm ★★★½

I wonder why Phantasm never got a modern re-boot? Of all the 70's/80's horror franchises I'm inclined to think this one had the most upside.

I remember watching this as a kid and thinking it had a more subversive quality to it than some of its peers. I suspect some of that is just the idea of "violating the dead" seemed more taboo than simply knocking off horny teenagers. Maybe my 13 year old self subconsciously recognized a 24 year old directing the film and knew he probably needed adult supervision as well.

The biggest hurdle would probably be casting Tall Man. Angus Scrimm was so iconic and unique looking. Did Scrimm have a son by any chance?

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