Well Go USA has released an all-new trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, more than two years since the arrival of the first footage. Back in March 2014, it was announced that the secretive production on Phantasm: Ravager had wrapped, with a sneak peek at Angus Scrimm's return as The Tall Man. Today, we get to see this horror icon in action in anticipation of the franchise finale, which hits theaters October 7.
Back in July, Well Go USA announced its acquisition of North American rights for Don Coscarelli's legendary Phantasm series, including an all-new 4K restoration of the original 1979 cult classic Phantasm: Remastered, never-before-seen HD restorations of 1994's Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead and 1998's Phantasm IV: Oblivion, along with the long-anticipated debut of the fifth and final film in the series, Phantasm: Ravager. This final installment will debut on digital HD and VOD formats October 4, before arriving in theaters October 7. Entertainment Weekly debuted the new trailer, and spoke with writer-producer Don Coscarelli, who had this to say about this franchise finale.
"It's a swan song to the series. There's some new iterations of those brain-shucking spheres and a lot of good stuff that the fans will enjoy. It ties up a lot of the storylines and answers some questions that fans have had."
For 37 years, audiences have followed small town friends Reggie, Mike, and Jody in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm in his final performance) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. Now, Don Coscarelli's acclaimed horror/sci-fi Phantasm franchise comes to a close in a truly epic finale, a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets, and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.
Along with Angus Scrimm, who passed away in January, this final installment brings back original Phantasm stars Michael Baldwin as Mike, Bill Thornbury as Jody and Reggie Bannister as Reggie. However, this final movie marks the first time that Don Coscarelli is not at the helm, ceding the directorial debuts over to David Hartman. Don Coscarelli did co-write the script with David Hartman and serves as a producer. Take a look at the new trailer for Phantasm: Ravager below, to get ready for the October 7 release.