“Beware the ball, beware the tall man, beware the never dead !”
Don Coscarelli’s cult horror masterpiece “Phantasm” will leave you with more questions than answers but I will say this about the film. In an era and age where you get when a series of prosaic, banal and myopic efforts grace our screens and you compare them to films like “Halloween”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Phantasm”, you quickly realise that the 70’s and early 80’s was a veritable oasis for horror film fans. This original 1979 British UK quad film poster for “Phantasm” features design and artwork by Joseph Smith and is presented in very good tri-folded (as issued) high grade condition with strong colour tones and dark unfaded black background. His distinctive, memorable horror imagery makes this a fine example of the genre and a nice piece of original 1970’s movie memorabilia.
Trivia: The song, “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead was released the year after this film and is reported to have its origins in the film. At a New York screening of the movie Lemmy was heard to have muttered that Mike’s head looked like the ace of spades and then spent much of the rest of the film writing out the lyrics in a notepad. He used the pencil that had been given to him earlier that day by the actor David Soul.
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
British / UK
Very Fine / Tri-Folded (as issued) – No horizontal foldline
Angus Scrimm, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister