Phantasm Exhumed: The Unauthorized Companion (Paperback)

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By Angus Scrimm (Introduction by), Dustin McNeill
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"... a glorious retrospective on the film franchise that put the fear of the "Tall Man in every horror fan's heart." - HorrorHound Magazine

"Dustin McNeill's PHANTASM EXHUMED is a much-needed, long overdue tribute to these seminal films. Equal parts erudite examination and enthusiastic love-letter, this book provides an in-depth history and a wealth of obscure information that even the most hardcore fan will find fascinating. Engaging, compulsive reading. I highly recommend it " - Brian Keene, bestselling author of THE RISING, GHOUL, and THE LAST ZOMBIE

READY YOUR SHOVELS for PHANTASM EXHUMED, the first book on the making of the PHANTASM franchise. Featuring more than sixty new interviews with cast, crew, effects creators and studio executives, EXHUMED takes readers behind the scenes of the franchise that catapulted the Tall Man into the annals of horror iconography. Trace PHANTASM's history from forerunners JIM THE WORLD'S GREATEST and KENNY & COMPANY through to PHANTASM: OBLIVION and beyond. Contained within are the classic tales of PHANTASM lore along with production stories never before told by the filmmakers. Careful what you look for... you just might find it within this book

PHANTASM EXHUMED includes: - An Introduction by Angus Scrimm - Exhaustive coverage of the film productions - More than 250 rare photographs, many never-before-seen - Information on deleted scenes and script changes - Unprecedented insights into effects, props & set construction - Rare letters, memos and production artifacts - Excerpts from Angus Scrimm's 1977 set journals - Sections on Phantasm 1999, the 2005 remake and Phantasm Forever - New details and photos from the upcoming Phantasm: Ravager - Tips and tricks for better embalming (just kidding)

About the Author

Dustin McNeill has been lurking behind the scenes of PHANTASM since 2007, the year in which he launched the popular PHANTASM ARCHIVES website. In 2008 he personally organized Michael Baldwin's return to the convention scene for several cast reunions. In 2009 he penned a widely acclaimed cover article for HORRORHOUND #17. This issue, containing his 30th Anniversary PHANTASM retrospective, quickly sold out all copies. McNeill has also designed official websites for PHANTASM veterans including co-star Bill Thornbury and talented SPFX creator Mark Shostrom. In 2012 McNeill helped coordinate supplemental features for Scream Factory's PHANTASM II collector's edition Blu-Ray release and served as an early consultant for THE BALL IS BACK documentary. PHANTASM EXHUMED is the culmination of half a decade of research and is Dustin McNeill's first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692203156
ISBN-10: 069220315X
Publisher: Harker Press
Publication Date: April 21st, 2014
Pages: 268
Language: English