Stop what you’re doing. You’re about to hear the most important movie news you’ll hear all day, maybe all week. Phantasm V is in production. It’s coming. And the subtitle is Ravager. Not only that but a teaser poster has been unveiled.
The information surrounding the film is currently pretty slim. We know that Angus Scrimm aka The Tall Man will be reprising his role, presumably for the last time. We know that Reggie Bannister will also be appearing. There’s also word that David Hartman will write and direct the film, with series creator Don Coscarelli on supervisory duties.
This is a massive deal in the horror world. The Phantasm series is one of the most beloved and acclaimed in the horror pantheon and the fact that Phantasm IV not only ended on a cliffhanger but also wasn’t necessarily the best movie ever made left everyone hungry for more.
Here’s hoping the film doesn’t stall in development hell or get stuck looking for financiers. I’m personally overjoyed at the prospect of seeing the Phantasm gang back together again.