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Bikini Drive-In: Phantasm

Sat, Jan 22 / 6:30pm
Directed by Don Coscarelli
1979, USA, 88 min
4K Restoration

4K restoration! At only 23 years old, Don Coscarelli wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited his magnum opus — one that’s truly withstood the test of time, and has influenced many successive generations of filmmakers. Phantasm deftly mixes gothic horror, sci-fi, surrealism and a killer prog rock score together in a grief-ridden adolescent fever dream that horror fans have never stopped worshiping.

Join us for a one-night screening and Bikini Drive-In discussion with Olivia Norquay.

​​Restoration courtesy of The Silver Sphere Corporation and the American Genre Film Archive.

Reviews

Don Coscarelli‘s horror masterpiece isn’t just creepy, funny and wildly entertaining – it’s weird. Deeply weird. Endearingly weird. Weird on the kind of wavelength that you really don’t see very often. And it’s a wavelength that many horror fans seem to be right in tune with.
- Slash Film
PHANTASM is better experienced than explained...its big scares work because they seemingly continue to emerge from a writer’s feverish subconscious, one racked with dread and confusion.
- Empire Magazine
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