Phantasm is a 1979 horror film. This was my first time to see it, though The Elder Son suggested it years ago. I'll eventually make it through all these old horror movies. Eventually. I think my appreciation of this one would've been greater had I been a 13 year old boy.
Interesting sound track.
Moria says, "It is, as the title suggests, a ‘phantasm’ –a figment of the imagination or an illusion– and you can only appreciate Phantasm not as coherent narrative but as a film that seems to operate on the logic of a dream." 1000 Misspent Hours says, "Phantasm legitimately is a mystery —a detective story, even!— despite dealing in subject matter that would normally mark it as a pure horror tale." Slant Magazine closes with this: "Phantasm is better experienced than explained, and to paraphrase Jung: "A dream is an end undoing, and to analyze the dream is to undo the undoing." Empire Online concludes, "Extremely gory. Horror fans should delight." Stomp Tokyo says, "Phantasm is that rarity of rarities -a low-budget horror film that is scary." Roger Ebert gives it a skimpy 1 1/2 stars and says, "It's put together rather curiously out of disjointed scenes, snatches of dialog, and brief strokes of characterization." Rotten Tomatoes has a 63% critics score.