Phantasm (1979) Poster



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Followed by 

Phantasm II (1988)


Invaders from Mars (1953)
So says director Coscarelli
Suspiria (1977)
Soundtrack was influenced by the work of Goblin and Dario Argento in Suspiria

Referenced in 

Rapture (1979)
A cinema can be seen announcing several movies (including this)
American Gigolo (1980)
Seen on a theatre marquee
Sleaze (1982)
The title is visible on a marquee.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Mike runs from the Tall Man, and experiences an illusion of mud stopping him from moving.
Spookies (1986)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Both use an ice cream truck vendor to save the day.
At the Movies: The Dead Pool/Phantasm II/Midnight Run/Boyfriends and Girlfriends/Die Hard (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Phantasm II" review.
Robot Ninja (1989)
movie poster
Troll 2 (1990)
The scene in which a goblin breaks through a mirror is a reference to "Phantasm".
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
The tagline for the poster of The Hobb's End Horror "If this book doesn't scare you to death, you are already dead" is a reference to the Phantasm tagline "If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead!"
Thesis (1996)
Poster seen on wall in Chema's apartment
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
The game starts in the Morningside obituary, which shares the name with the cemetery from "Phantasm".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Fear Itself (1999) (TV Episode)
This is the video that Xander meant to bring for the Halloween screening.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) (Video)
mentionned once
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
shot in hospital scene of Doc Ock's arm opening while moving horizontally mirrors the famous shot of the sphere extending its blades
The Venture Bros.: Home Insecurity (2004) (TV Episode)
Baron Ünderbheit attacks the Monarch with one of the famous flying silver spheres from this movie.
In the Strangest Places (2005)
homage scene recreating the Psychic scene, character named Phanni (after Phantasm)
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
One of the cars in the game looks exactly like the one the Mike and Jody drive.
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
Eerie silver ball in funeral home
The Rage (2007)
Mention of "Phantasm" video game
Face Eater (2008)
The gypsy scene in Face Eater is a reference to the gypsy scene in Phantasm. Also, Carl Coscarelli (played by Bill Smith) is a reference to the director of Phantasm.
Smallville: Hex (2009) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Talon apartment.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act. Also, video case is shown.
Ugly Americans: Kill... Mark, Kill (2010) (TV Episode)
Sign for "Scrimm's Funeral Home". Angus Scrimm played the part of the grave robber in "Phantasm".
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Movie Nights: Star Wars: A New Hope (2012) (TV Episode)
"Total Phantasm rip-off."
Bad Movie Beatdown: Metal Man (2012) (TV Episode)
points out Reggie Bannister
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Gores Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
Scott Ian holds up one of the silver spheres and calls out "Boy!" before testing the blades and revealing how sharp they are.
The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) (Short)
One of the main sources of inspiration, especially in editing and color scheme of some shots (eg. red for murder).
Holliston: Suicidal Tendencies (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe asks Adam to watch Phantasm and go away.
Holliston: Kevin's Wedding (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe introduces Adam as "Reggie Banister" when meeting Kevin again. This is in reference to PHANTASM which Adam was watching in the first episode of the season.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
One of the additions to Disc 3 of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, Part 2 Box Set as one of the 82 Section 3 "Nasties". Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) features on Disc 1 of this Box Set.
Drifter (2014)
character names and locations referenced
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Phantasm shirt seen
Lake Fear (2014)
It is referenced briefly.
Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeymen (2015) (Video Game)
The Tall Man appears in the game
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Abrams has stated that Phasma was named after the film Phantasm.
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night V: The Toy Maker (2015) (TV Episode)
"Ah, just like Phantasm..."
Chicago Fire: On the Warpath (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas vol. 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Dear Angus (Tribute to the Tall Man) (2017) (Video)
tribute to star Angus Scrimm
Tall Tales (2017) (Video)
Documentary about the film
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: A Very Joe Bob Xmas: Phantasm IV (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film.
Monkey in the Morning: Fat Epidemic (2019) (TV Episode)
Bad Comic Reviews gets a superchat for his Phantasm reference.
The Cinema Snob: Puppet Master (2019) (TV Episode)
An image with the title is shown. The Snob also mentions the Tall Man.
The Cinema Snob: That Darn Cat! (2019) (TV Episode)
It's a choice for a Patreon poll.
The Cinema Snob: Until September (2019) (TV Episode)
An image with the title is shown.

Featured in 

The Distribution of Low Budget Films or The Gardener's Seeds of Evil Killed My Million Dollar Dream (1980) (Video)
Clips from this film's theatrical trailer are featured.
Phantasm II (1988)
The Dead Pool (1988)
A clip from the film is used to represent the horror director Peter Swan's previous work.
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
More than one flashback to the first one.
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Hollywood Halloween (1997) (TV Movie)
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part IV: 40-21 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 25 on the list
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Phantasmagoria (2005) (Video)
Features clips from
Movie Nights: Phantasm 1 and 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Ball Is Back (2013)
Clips shown & discussed.
Why Horror? (2014)
A scene is shown.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons (2015) (TV Episode)
The Sentinels are #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Boogeymen (2016) (TV Episode)
The Tall Man gets an honorable mention.
Death Note (2017)
The characters watch this movie on TV.
Phantasm Extinction (2017)

Spoofed in 

Scream (1996)
The Phantasm Holiday Special (2016) (Short)
It's a spoof trailer that recreates the Star Wars Holiday Special, except with Phantasm as the base movie.

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