Phantasm (1979)

If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1979-03-28
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 626 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Don Coscarelli
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From 626 Ratings


A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

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  • Angus Scrimm

    as The Tall Man
  • A. Michael Baldwin

    as Michael 'Mike' Pearson
  • Bill Thornbury

    as Jody Pearson
  • Reggie Bannister

    as Reggie
  • Kathy Lester

    as Lady in Lavender
  • Terrie Kalbus

    as Fortuneteller's Granddaughter
  • Kenneth V. Jones

    as Caretaker
  • Susan Harper

    as Girlfriend
  • Lynn Eastman-Rossi

    as Sally
  • David Arntzen

    as Toby
  • Ralph Richmond

    as Bartender
  • Bill Cone

    as Tommy
  • Laura Mann

    as Double Lavender
  • Mary Ellen Shaw

    as Fortuneteller
  • Myrtle Scotton

    as Maid
  • Kate Coscarelli

    as Funeral Guest
  • Dac Coscarelli

    as Funeral Guest
Camera Daryn Okada Grip
Directing Don Coscarelli Director
Camera Don Coscarelli Director of Photography
Editing Don Coscarelli Editor
Writing Don Coscarelli Writer
Production Paul Pepperman Producer
Crew Paul Pepperman Special Effects
Sound Fred Myrow Music
Sound Malcolm Seagrave Music
Lighting Roberto A. Quezada Gaffer
Directing Dena Roth Script Supervisor
Art Kate Coscarelli Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Kate Coscarelli Makeup Artist
Production Dac Coscarelli Producer
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art David Gavin Brown Art Direction
Sound Colin Spencer Boom Operator
Sound Michael Gross Sound Recordist
Camera Marc Schwartz First Assistant Camera
Camera Mori Biener Grip
Camera John Zumpano Grip
Camera George W. Singer Jr. Key Grip
Camera Jacalyn Welan Second Assistant Camera
Directing Wendy Kaplan Script Supervisor
Production Adele Lustig Production Coordinator