Monday, November 10, 2008


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Just in case it seemed like I was actually kommitting to klassiks there for a minute, here's another October purchase.

Phantasm was even better than I remembered. On the one hand it's a strange and eerie and unique low-budget horror film, with an unplaceable nightmarish feel almost like an American Fulci film. On the other hand, it's got a lot of oddball humor mixed with some badass action, making it kind of the proto-Evil Dead. And maybe that's the best way to describe it... it's like The Beyond meets Evil Dead 2, with a little action movie thrown in for kicks. The action stuff is especially fun because it involves characters who don't at all seems like action hero types, which makes their heroics all the more badass. Especially the kid, who's maybe 13 years old, but still pulls off badass shit like shooting out the tires of a car he's trapped in and jumping out the back window.

Might have to rewatch some of the others in the series eventually.

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