Hey everyone! This is my first blog post using my fancy new laptop, as my last one was mysteriously smashed - and by mysteriously I mean, I beat this shit out of it with my shoe - so bear with me. Here's what I've got for you today.
The Tall Man Returns.
Big news on the sequel front this week, as it appears that the long awaited fifth installment of the Phantasm franchise is finally on its way. Directed by David Hartman and co-written by original creator Don Coscarelli, this bombshell was dropped a few days ago by EW.
Perhaps more impressive is that it has already been made, without almost anybody knowing. Coscarelli has regularly disavowed any knowledge it was happening (crafty bastard!) for reasons only he knows, but the cat - or undead dwarf if you will - is now out of the bag! Here's the teaser trailer below.
As you can see, the film also reunites original cast members Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister, as well as The Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm. I'm so happy about that last part. When I met him at Toronto After Dark in 2008, he was still very lively and alert, so I'm glad at eighty-seven years young that hasn't changed. There is no release date yet, but at least we know for a fact that it exists. For the original press release, click here.
Here below are Deviant Art user Kasami-Sensei's sick renditions of Disney princesses, if they were now fighting to survive an undead uprising. Check them out below.
|Ariel & Eric|
|Sleeping Beauty, Snow White & Aurora.|
|Anna & Elsa|
I had look up those last two girls to know they were from Frozen. That's how up on my Disney I am, as I was always more of a Don Bluth guy. For Kasami's full set, click here.
Step Right Up!
It would appear that Skinny Puppy frontman has been bit by the acting bug. After appearing in Darren Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera, he has appeared in several other genre projects including Chris Alexander's upcoming Queen of Blood and this little ditty entitled Scream Park. Check out the trailer below.
It looks rough I know, but boiling it down to its key elements (amusement parks, gore, Ogre, Doug Bradley) does appeal to me greatly. Scream Park releases on DVD on April 22 through Wild Eye Releasing.