Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mike Pearson

First appearance: Phantasm (1979)

A troubled orphan witnesses something strange at the funeral of his older brother's best friend. Further investigation reveals a terrifying secret: the owner of the funeral home is a monster from another dimension (or something.) With the help of his older brother and their best friend, local ice cream vendor Reggie, the boy attempts to destroy this fiend from another plane. Or is it all just the nightmare of a recently orphaned young man? Three more sequels indicate it's not just a dream or is it!?

 I love Phantasm. All four of them. Can't wait for Ravager!

This is the third time I've visited Phantasm for a Monstar. Dig Reggie and The Tall Man:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Black Phillip

First appearance: The Witch (2016)

In the 17th Century a puritan family gets kicked out of the village they were living in and set up a farm at the edge of a creepy forest. As soon as they're settled in their youngest goes missing. Is it the work of a wolf? Maybe it's just God punishing them for being too prideful? Is it possible there's a witch living in the woods?

Nice creepy atmosphere. One of the best witch movies I've seen in a while.