Never actually seen Phantasm so thought seeing it for the first time in the cinema at midnight would be nice. I really didn’t know what to expect, except for the image of The Tall Man and the fact it was a second-shelf classic.
Watching it, I was just like, “My God.” An early best-worst movie. Total nonsense, silly, almost incoherent plot – you can see why people would find it endearing but I think you’d have to grow up with it for it to find a place in your heart.
I especially liked how nonchalant everyone is about the absolute mad shit going on. Guy’s carrying the 3-foot-long hooded corpse of a murdered friend and says, “You didn’t tell me the dwarf was Tommy” in the same voice you’d use for “You didn’t tell me the taxi needed to be a 5-seater”.
Points for good title font.