Rudy had gone straight to work prepping the Factory released a new collector's edition DVD and Blu-ray release under their sub-label "Scream Factory" on March 26, 2013. [6], This is the only installment in the Phantasm series that does not include the entire original main cast (Bill Thornbury and his character did not appear in this film), and the only one to re-cast a main character with another actor. 388 Posts . Before they can destroy the building, the Tall Man surprises them, but they fight him off and pump him full of the acid-contaminated embalming fluid, which causes him to melt.

Greg Nicotero and Robert Kurtzman, later of K.N.B. There's an oddly meandering apocalyptic element to the Phantasm films that starts with Phantasm 2.

Don recalls that its electrical system was just about shot, and was a major source of headaches It's all been for the love of horror though. likely candidate for the film, and in short order, a well worn 1971 340, 4-speed 'Cuda was bought. Reggie interrupts him and explains that what happened in 1978 and the Tall Man were not real. In the morning, Liz finds a funeral pin in her grandmother's empty bed, and the Tall Man psychically tells Liz to return at night if she wants to rescue her grandmother. paint, and as any good body man knows, black paint requires laser straight Muir states that the narrative of a boy dealing with the loss of his family is unchanged, but it is approached differently: instead of the surrealism of Phantasm, it is approached in a conventional, less abstract manner. Today the 'Cuda resides in the garage of Don Coscarelli himself!

Author Message; biff 2007-07-21 11:48 in phantasm II, the cuda was a 1971(the end credits ad cast lists"1971 Hemi'cuda by mopar" atom 2008-04-17 01:38 Some background cars.

The sequel has our two heroes, Mike and Reggie, running around the countryside trying to stop the Tall Man's reign of terror. ’Cuda for its new role as a Phantasm tribute This Phastasm has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions: Hot wheels Ultimate Racing Phastasm Playable But With Wrong Name Is Phantasm Chrome.

While the first Phantasm 'Phantasm II (Collector's Edition),, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 September 2020, at 05:48.

Purple, green & black tampos on sides & hood, Purple, green & black Tampos on sides & hood, Gold, Yellow, & Orange tampos on sides & hood, Black Flames with Yellow outlines on sides, Green and Yellow Superman logo on hood and sides, Yellow and white stripes, orange tampos, Yellow HW logo on side. With the paint work finished up and the drivetrain complete, Rudy is down to just the final finishing touches on his Phantasm ’Cuda. Thus the car was painted black. Basically, young Don was not allowed to watch the late night horror films on television.

After the body and paint work was

Since the beginning of this build, Rudy worked

It was written and directed by Don Coscarelli and stars Angus Scrimm, James LeGros and Reggie Bannister. That seemed logical, and soon there were four Barracudas sitting poised and ready for action.

They set the building on fire, escape, and are greeted by Alchemy, who has procured an abandoned hearse. The choice of vehicles for Phantasm had its roots back in Don's high school days in the early 1970S. Don plans to convert to 426 Hemi power in the near future. Many scenes in the movie were influenced by things from Don's youth (No, he didn't have silver flying spheres buzzing about in his room as a child, heaven knows where that came from.) This most famous of '71 Cudas still uses its smooth-running little 318, allowing Don to drive it on sunny days with confidence in its dependability. horror flicks he got hooked on as a kid. EFX, were recruited for special effects. This was the first time it had played theatrically since 1988. It was the Mopars at the Strip event in Las Vegas where Rudy came across this perfect blank canvas candidate for the build.

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The Phastasm is a futuristic sports car, usually sporting a transparent body; the name is a subtle pun on "fast" and "phantasm". The film caused controversy among fans by recasting main character Mike with LeGros, and was not well received by critics. Naturally, as soon as they left, the baby-sitter parked herself on the phone and Don went off to watch the late night horror flicks! Rudy quickly snatched up the engine and decided he would build the car into the Keep an eye on what your youngsters take an interest in. “As much as these modifications Mike saves Liz from a silver sphere, and, when it becomes embedded in the wall, they use it to access the portal.

Phantasm II is a 1988 American science fantasy action-horror film and the sequel to Phantasm (1979). Cragar chrome rims were added and fat tires installed all the way around. Despite an incomplete attempt at a “Curious Yellow” paint job, the dark primer across this ’Cuda made his mind go straight to that iconic black out ’Cuda. The 'Cuda was sent to the bodyshop to be brought up to snuff for its Hollywood debut.

I wish the film did a bit more with this theme, but there are obviously certain limitations with the type of budget that Don Coscarelli works with. [3], Writer-director Don Coscarelli says that he had been under pressure to film a sequel but could not come up with a story.

distinctions of the Phantasm car. Coscarelli still stays in touch with Rudy to keep up to date on the car’s Pictured here

In 1979, he began filming on what was to become his first major success in the movie business.

film featured a triple carbureted 440-6 barrel ’Cuda with fat wheel flares,

There's the overall feeling that things are much closer to the movie that Coscarelli has in his head than there was in the first movie. tirelessly to track down the original movie cast and even the film’s producer, Coscarelli is capable of striking a balance between production value and b movie shlock unlike any other director, and that's what's on display here. In response, Mike reveals all the coffins he exhumed are empty and urges Reggie to help him hunt down the Tall Man. At that point, the original Phantasm movie 'Cuda disappeared.

Sequels in the 1980s were required to be bigger, gorier, and have more firepower than previous installments. Just as I did when I saw Arnie driving an Alpine/Tiger in Commando. You guessed it - horror films. After spotting a “For Sale” sign, Rudy stopped dead in his tracks and turned to his friend to say, “That car could make the perfect Phantasm tribute”! make new friends). that there’s anything wrong with that, but I want this as if it drove right off The Phantasm series received a total of five flicks so far, with each sequel becoming more and more cheesy, but each movie car ’Cuda becoming more and more badass! Convinced by Mike's precognition, Reggie agrees to accompany Mike. the sequel showed a ’Cuda with the almighty 426 elephant engine. impressive 525 horsepower and 472 lb.-ft. of torque! Following distribution problems in the U.S., Phantasm II was released in Region 1 on DVD in 2009 and Blu-ray disc in 2013. Comments are property of their authors. [14] Time Out also said that "the only valid reason for seeing this belated sequel is that it goes some way towards explaining the incomprehensible plot of its predecessor. Back in 1979, muscle cars were simply used cars. On the dyno, the engine made an I fell in love with a guy named Freddy at the age of 6 and I've never looked back. All Rights Reserved. searching for a needle in a haystack!

We've seen other people over the years: Jason, Michael, Pinhead, and numerous others for my part, and assorted buxom coeds on his. car based on a modified ’Cuda, so while he is keeping the car as screen

[9] Shout! This routine went on for years, putting a lot of ideas into Don's impressionable and creative young mind.

Motorsports, where they added some extra umph. It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) and Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) as well as the final film in the Phantasm series: Phantasm: Ravager, which received a theatrical release. accurate as possible, he is still given more freedom than a factory-styled There, the 'Cuda proved itself to be as much of a holy terror as the movie itself. of those other options and details would just make it another HEMI clone. With its iconic ’70s street machine styling, the legendary Phantasm ’Cuda has earned a notoriety that nearly supersedes the films themselves. With the paint work finished up and the drivetrain complete, Rudy is down to just the final finishing touches on his Phantasm ‘Cuda. By the time filming was complete, the black 'Cuda was in pitiful mechanical condition and went to a member of the film crew. deal on a 426 HEMI® engine (hearing stories like this has me thinking I need to My buddy about jumped out of his seat when this car came on in a midnight airing of Phantasm 2. [27] Marco Lanzagorta of PopMatters rated it ten out of ten stars and wrote, "The narrative of Phantasm II may sound absurd and ridiculous, but the feelings of dread and anxiety that we get while we watch it are very real.

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[25] Bloody Disgusting rated the film three-and-a-half out of five, but said that the film seems dated now and does not quite live up to its nostalgic value. Jim suggested using cheaper 318 Barracudas and modifying them to appear as 'Cudas.

It's fascinating to consider the fact that these movies start exploring the idea that the supernatural/inter-dimensional threat is already pretty successful by the time our heroes manage to start fighting back. He assembled much of the original cast including the lovable Angus Scrimm, AKA, "The Tall Man", and Reggie Bannister, better known to us as Reggie the ice cream vendor.

Coscarelli considered the first film's ending to be conclusive, and did not feel knowledgeable about writing sequels, but he had what he described as a breakthrough when he realized he could start the film immediately after the previous film's final scene.

Unlike today's films that use several identical cars painted up to look like one another, the original Phantasm movie used just one car. It won’t be long before you see this sinister ’71 prowling through graveyards, solving mysteries, and fighting off ominous undertakers. The casting was named Poltergas in various promotional material.

Traveling north-western country roads, they encounter abandoned towns, pillaged graveyards, and a few of the Tall Man's traps; one is the apparition of a young woman's naked corpse. With the aid of a muscle car, some creative hardware store weaponry, and a hefty dose of retconning, Mike (James Le Gros, for now) and Reggie (still Reggie Bannister) go on the offensive against the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) in Phantasm 2. ALFA ROMEO and FIAT are registered trademarks of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used with permission. and undercoated her in a thick layer of rustproof paint. progress.

As they ride off, Alchemy reveals herself to not be human, and the hearse swerves wildly, then stops. One of the few releases without clear body. The car exudes muscle and drips “day-two” nostalgia. you can imagine, hunting down these correct vintage hot-rod parts was like As you can see by this month's cover and our feature here, the Phantasm 'Cuda is alive and well - continuing its lonely vigil against Angus Scrimm and his evil flying silver spheres. muscle and this cult classic horror film will pick up on the subtle

The film was called "Phantasm". "[19] Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called the film "a fast, entertaining fright show" but needlessly literal and gratuitous, as the film series transforms from a surreal thriller to a trite horror film. Scott Weinberg of Fearnet called the Phantasm sequels indecipherable and too weird to understand, though he recommends Phantasm II to fans of the original. Club rated the film a B and wrote of the cult appeal.