The Phantasm franchise is back for it’s fifth installment with Phantasm: Ravager. And this trailer sure makes it look like a souped up new entry into the series, which began way back in 1979
Check out the trailer:
It definitely looks like… something. It almost has a weird video game aesthetic to it, which I didn’t expect. I’m not sure what I expected from such an offbeat horror franchise making a comeback. Credit to EW for having the first full trailer.
“It’s a swan song to the series,” director Don Coscarelli says. “There’s some new iterations of those brain-shucking spheres and a lot of good stuff that the fans will enjoy. It ties up a lot of the storylines and answers some questions that fans have had.”
Coscarelli has a writing credit for Phantasm: Ravager, which is directed by David Hartman. It’s cool that the main players are all back for this entry, namely Angus Scrimm, who passed away in January but manages to make an appearance here.
I’m not a fan of the Phantasm films, having only seen parts of the first two. I didn’t even realize there were two other sequels before this one, but it’s not surprising. Phantasm: Ravager will hit theaters and VOD on October 7 after premiering at Fantastic Fest this Sunday.