If you grew up watching the Phantasm movies, you no doubt have a special place in your heart for the late Angus Scrimm.
Scrimm, who passed away back in January, was a crucial piece of the Phantasm puzzle. The Tall Man, as so many know him, played the perfectly menacing bad guy of the franchise, and his weapon of choice – those brain drilling chrome balls – were the thing of nightmares. Scrimm, as the Tall Man, was a once in a lifetime amalgamation of perfect casting and magnetic menace.
Those who cared about him are making it known, in small but special ways like this.
David Hartman directs the film, which he co-wrote with Phantasm creator, Don Coscarelli.
The film stars a lot of franchise familiars, including Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, and A. Michael Baldwin.
Phantasm: Ravager will arrive on Digital HD & On Demand in just a few short days, come October 4th, but you’ll also have a chance to see the picture on the big screen when it premieres just a few days later on October 7th.
Synopsis: Phantasm: Ravager is an all-new film that brings one of cinema’s longest-running franchises (36 years!) without a reboot to a close, with Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Banister) teaming up to confront the dimension-hopping Tall Man (Angus Scrimm, in his final role) once and for all.