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Get Ravaged by the Phantasm: Ravager Teaser Trailer

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Vindication Two Years in the Making - Phantasm 5 a RealityWell, that was fast! Just a few days after the announcement came that Phantasm: Ravager was complete, along comes a teaser trailer. Check it out along with additional details about the film right here, and expect lots more soon!

From the Press Release:
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli has announced that PHANTASM: RAVAGER, the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principal photography.

The original Phantasm was a worldwide critical and box office smash, spawning a huge cult of fans around the world and three well received sequels.

For the first time in the franchise’s history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman. Hartman is a multiple Emmy-nominated animation director, whose work can be seen in such celebrated shows as Transformers Prime and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers. Serious genre fans have long been familiar with Hartman’s edgier output, including two blood-soaked music videos for Rob Zombie (“American Witch” and “Lords of Salem”) and his illustrations of Steve Niles’ Strange Cases for Image Comics.

“I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set,” noted Coscarelli, who co-wrote the film with Hartman and produced the film under his Silver Sphere banner along with executive producer Brad Baruh. “David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. He did terrific visual effects on that and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, John Dies at the End. Our aesthetics are in sync, and he’s quite an experienced director in his own right,” Coscarelli stated.

“Having worked with Don [Coscarelli] before and being a huge fan of the entire Phantasm franchise, it was a great honor to do RAVAGER with him,” says Hartman. “This film is a real turning point in the series. There’s real closure for the core characters that I hope fans will respond to. We were fortunate to shoot amazing new sequences with horror icon Angus Scrimm—he has terrific scenes with Reggie (Bannister) and Mike (Michael Baldwin) that are truly powerful.”

Production on RAVAGER took place in and around Southern California over the past two years. “The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system,” Coscarelli notes. “We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class. And for the first time there’s an extended sequence on the Tall Man’s home world. I know Phantasm fans will be as excited as I am to see it.”

RAVAGER features Reggie Bannister (a veteran of all five films) in his decades-long pursuit of the malevolent Tall Man, and it finally forces him to confront the mysteries at the heart of the Phantasm saga. The entire original cast is back including Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, and Angus Scrimm, along with some great new characters. Coscarelli allows, “There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans.”

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  • Ruby Vixen

    I agree

  • frank_dracman

    Dat music! Yes, I’m also pumped for this. For me, the 2nd is my favorite sequel. Don’t know why. I think it’s the quad barrel shotgun. Yeah, gotta be the shotgun. Supernatural owes a great deal to this franchise.

  • kiddcapone

    This is just so fucking awesome. It’s like 2 am, bar is closing, you’re climbing into your car ready for bed, and out of no where you get a booty call asking you to stop over on the way home…

  • Uncle Creepy

    “Production on RAVAGER took place in and around Southern California over the past two years.”

    Sound familiar? 😉

    Oh the sweet I Told You So flavored fruits!

  • Jinx

    Yes.

    Now, please.

  • Matt Serafini

    Looks great!

    As an unabashed lover of PHANTASM: OBLIVION (my second favorite Phantasm movie behind the first), this looks like it delivers the goods somewhere between the surreal flavor of 1 and 4, and the action-y orientation of 2 and 3.

    And goddamn, it’s SO great to see that Angus is still with us, and that we get to see The Tall Man once more.

    That makes me happier than almost anything.

    • Jinx

      OBLIVION is my second favorite in the franchise as well.

      It’s always amazed me, the hate that film sometimes catches.

      • LifeMi

        I’ll third that; Oblivion is awesome and I can’t fucking wait for Ravager.

        • Sirand

          Oblivion is one of those movies that contains insanely great moments with some godawful cheeseball stuff… but as a whole, I really admire it. The sequels are all uneven (especially III) but there’s something about this long fever dream that I absolutely love. Very curious what this film is going to be like without Coscarelli at the helm.

  • Rottenjesus

    So amazingly stoked for this! That teaser was just what I was waiting for! Can I use more exclamation points?!!! I FUCKING CAN!!!!!!!!!!

  • GODFLESH69

    I’m still trying to get John Dies At The End out of my memory it was one of those WTF was that? films i regret watching. I’m a huge fan of the Phantasm films so will see if this was worth the wait.

    • Gus Bjork

      I’m kind of glad to read this. I’ve seen and enjoyed all Coscarelli’s other films but I have a real low tolerance for mind-fuck stuff and debated on whether or not to see this. You’ve made up my mind.