Writer-director Don Coscarelli’s 1979 film Phantasm has proven hugely influential on younger filmmakers, from J.J. Abrams, who named the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Captain Phasma after the movie, to Jackson Stewart, who recently told EW that his upcoming terror tale Beyond the Gates was partly inspired by Coscarelli’s cult classic.
This nightmare tale of a teenager’s battle with a terrifying “Tall Man” and his drill-equipped flying spheres has now been restored by the Coscarelli and Abrams’ Bad Robot company and returns to cinemas on Sept. 24 as part of the inaugural Art House Theater Day. Phantasm: Remastered will then be released on cable and digital platforms on Oct. 7, the same day that the latest entry in the franchise, Phantasm: Ravager, arrives in theaters and on Digital HD.
Sadly, Angus Scrimm, who played in the Tall Man in all of the Phantasm films, died last January at the age of 89. But the actor is the fitting focus of the just-released new poster for Phantasm: Remastered.
You can see that full poster below.