Phantasm [VHS]

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Jody is the sort of individual that every 1970s teenager admired. He's in his early 20s, has a cool automobile, magnificent '70s hair, leather jacket, plays guitar and (naturally) snags all the women. His little sibling, Mike, in specific, appreciates him and replicates him at every turn. Things start to go astray, however, when the two siblings and their good friend Reggie go to a funeral service for a friend. Mike notices a tall guy working at the funeral home; in the course of his sleuthing, he sees the tall guy put a crammed casket into the back of a hearse as easily as if it was a shoebox. Jody does not believe his little sibling's stories, though, till he brings home the tall guy's severed finger, still twitching in exactly what seems French's mustard. From there, the film picks up a fantastic energy that does not let up until the sequel-ripe twist ending.

Phantasm was among the first horror motion pictures to break the unmentioned rule that victims were supposed to yell, fall down, and tremble till they were eliminated. Instead, Mike and Jody are resourceful and clever, boldy pursuing the evil inside the funeral home with a shotgun and Colt handgun. Furthermore, the script has a lot of character advancement, specifically in the relationship in between the two siblings. The film even has a remarkably glossy appearance, in spite of its low-budget origins, and little straight-out gore (other than for the infamous steel spheres that drill into victims' heads). This drive-in favorite was a huge success at the time of its release, and spawned 3 follows up. Little wonder; it consists of an inventive story, likable characters, a runaway speed, and, obviously, evil dwarves masked in Army blankets. Completion result is one of the much better horror films of the late 1970s. Hot-rod fans take note: Jody drives a Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, the pinnacle of 1960s muscle automobiles, completing his status as a Cool Guy. -- Jerry Renshaw

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