Tag: doncoscarelli

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: PHANTASM REMASTERED is a Beautiful Nightmare

From the tender ages of 23 - 25, Don Coscarelli worked on a movie involving a tall, macabre undertaker who caused a lot of undead, little-person shenanigans in the fictional Morningside Cemetery and the small town around it. Coscarelli didn't know...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: PHANTASM RAVAGER Disappoints

We all know that Don Coscarelli created a masterpiece with Phantasm. As the sequels came and went, the dark dream world of the original film became both strengthened and weakened with films of varying quality, and Reggie (Reggie Bannister) the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 First Wave: New PHANTASM! VR Horror! Tim Burton! Spotlight on India!

Hold on to your proverbial (or literal) hats, film fans. The legendary Fantastic Fest has just dropped its first announcement of films and events, and is it ever incredible. From Andrea Arnold to Tim Burton to the latest in VR...

Texas Frightmare 2015: Opening Night PHANTASM Screening Brought A RAVAGER Surprise!

What better way to kick off the 10th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Dallas than a screening of Don Coscarelli's personal 35mm print of his classic, Phantasm? This screening was announced about a month ago and ScreenAnarchy was...

It's a Christmas Miracle! Take A Sneak Peek At PHANTASM: RAVAGER

Being a huge Phantasm fan I was beyond excited to hear that a new sequel to the series had been shooting in secret and was in the process of post-production. Earlier this year we got a teaser trailer which looked...

New To Netflix: Miscellany Or Potpourri?

In this edition of our biweekly Netflix column, the complete lack of focus is exactly the point. From a huge Oscar-winning animated film to a micro-sized black and white period piece on the early days of computer chess, and...

It's Official: PHANTASM RAVAGER Wraps, Gets a Teaser Trailer

Earlier this week, the teaser poster for Phantasm: Ravager -- the fifth (and what's being called the final) film in writer-director Don Coscarelli's oddball indie horror series -- was making the rounds with rumors that Coscarelli had somehow finished production on...

Now on Blu-ray: Don Coscarelli Double Feature - PHANTASM II, JOHN DIES AT THE END

Don Coscarelli isn't a name that sends studio heads scrambling for their checkbooks, but if you're a fan of esoteric and bloody horror films, you know the guy's work. Coscarelli's largest contribution to the world of horror cinema in undoubtedly the...

Brussels 2013 Wrap: Blood, Guts, Singing Filmmakers

During the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, I saw vengeful ghosts, vampire threesomes, transvestite killers, monstrous gorillas, giant spiders and at least a dozen decapitations. Just as entertaining though, were the multiple directors that I saw singing a cappella to...

Cineplex Entertainme​nt and Raven Banner ​Launch New Monthly H​orror Series SINISTE​R CINEMA

Good news for fans of horror film here in Canada. If you have been lamenting that some of the buzz titles from festival circuits or limited release films haven't been playing at a cinema near you then your day just...

Opening: JOHN DIES AT THE END, A Fun Ride That Fails to Fully Deliver

"David Wong can see things that other people can't. Strange things. Frightening things. Sometimes dead things and creatures from other dimensions. "So can his friend John, with whom he has set up something of a cottage business eliminating supernatural pests....

Coscarelli's JOHN DIES AT THE END Gets A Red Band Trailer

What's better than a movie revolving around the end of the world and rampant drug use? A trailer for a movie revolving around the end of the world and rampant drug use that includes breasts. Yes, Don Coscarelli's John Dies...

Stay Away From Red Meat And Watch The New JOHN DIES AT THE END Trailer

After a great deal of chatter and a lengthy festival run, Don Coscarelli's adaptation of David Wong's cult hit novel John Dies At The End hits iTunes December 27th prior to a January 25th theatrical release. And impending releases mean...

JOHN DIES AT THE END Lands Some Quality Poster Art

There's very little to say about Don Coscarelli's adaptation of David Wong's John Dies At The End that we haven't said already - check the links below - but here's a little something new: Final poster art for the film...

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It!!!

Waitaminute! A trailer for a book? When that trailer is for the book sequel to David Wong's breakout cult hit John Dies at the End? Oh, hell. And yes. While reactions to the film adaptation of Wong's book have been...

TIFF 2012 Review: JOHN DIES AT THE END, An Initially Entertaining But Deeply Flawed Adaptation

David Wong can see things that other people can't. Strange things. Frightening things. Sometimes dead things and creatures from other dimensions. So can his friend John, with whom he has set up something of a cottage business eliminating supernatural pests....

Magnet Grabs JOHN DIES AT THE END for Worldwide Release

The worldwide distribution rights to Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End have been acquired by Magnet Releasing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film's debut at Sundance earlier this year is now being described as a "work-in-progress" screening, as...

Sundance 2012 Interview: Don Coscarelli talks JOHN DIES AT THE END

If you read my review of John Dies at the End, you know that I had a great time watching the movie, at midnight, in the Egyptian Theater during The Sundance FIlm Festival. Introduced by a bushy bearded Paul Giamatti who...

Sundance 2012 Review: JOHN DIES AT THE END

John Dies at the End is not a movie for everyone. In my opinion, that's a good thing. A film showing at a festival like Sundance should not only be allowed to be different and hold a unique perspective...

Don Coscarelli's JOHN DIES AT THE END Added To Sundance Lineup

Don Coscarelli - director of the Phantasm series and Bubba Ho-Tep - will be making the trip to Park City, his genre bending scifi-horror-comedy John Dies At The End having just been added to the Park City At Midnight lineup...