Today a Kickstarter page to fund the marketing campaign, completion of pickup shots, and distribution of the fifth film in the Phantasm franchise has launched.
Click here to support and earn a free copy of the movie when (and if) it is released!
The Marketing, Distribution Campaign and Pickup Shots
You will fund the creation of a marketing campaign comprising of web content, Internet advertising, and possibly television commercials, as well as the distribution of the film, Phantasm V: Ravager, so that the film can finally make it to the market, as well as funding the final pickup shots that will complete the film for market.
Phantasm: Ravager is an upcoming horror film, the fifth and final film in the Phantasm film series. It marks the first and only film in the series to not be directed by Don Coscarelli. It will be directed by David Hartman and stars A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm.
The film follows the continued exploits of brothers Mike and Jody along with family friend Reggie as they battle the Tall Man, a supernatural undertaker and his evil minions from another dimension for the final time.
- Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man
- A. Michael Baldwin as Mike Pearson
- Reggie Bannister as Reggie
- Bill Thornbury as Jody Pearson
- Kathy Lester as Lady in Lavender
- Daniel Roebeck as Demeter
- Solly Duran as Raina
- Daniel Schweiger as Thief
- Gloria Lynn Henry as Rocky
In 2004, six years after the release of Phantasm IV: Oblivion, series director Don Coscarelli told Fangoria, "I’d also still like to do another Phantasm film. Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm are still in great shape and raring to go." In March 2005, it was announced that Coscarelli was in the final stages of talks with New Line Cinema to produce a new entry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film was "being developed as a relaunch and as a possible trilogy about Mike's coming of age." This version never came to fruition. Rumors about a sequel were reignited in June 2007 by footage contained in Don Coscarelli's Farewell to The Alamo Drafthouse, featuring Angus Scrimm and A. Michael Baldwin in their roles. However an interview with Reggie Bannister surfaced on YouTube, and, when asked about the possibility of a fifth film, he stated there was no activity or development but that anything was possible in the future. In June 2012, rumors again surfaced that Coscarelli would begin a new Phantasm sequel. According to a report on Dread Central, a reliable source told them the script was completed and filming would begin later in the year. Coscarelli disputed this claim, publicly stating, "I have no solid news to report on a new project now." The director, however, was being coy with film news sites. According to what Coscarelli and new co-writer-director David Hartman told Entertainment Weekly, the film was shot secretly in and around southern California during 2012 and 2013. On March 26, 2014, news of Ravager 's completion was released via various film news sites. The next day, a teaser trailer debuted on the film's official site. No official release date has announced, but according to a second "sneak peek" video preview that had been posted sometime during the 2014 "Holiday Season" in one of the subcategories of the official Phantasm website (which featured a mock discussion between Don Coscarelli and director David Hartman revealing limited additional information about the movie), director Hartman mentions in quick passing that, "This thing is going to be in the can 2015... for sure." On September 13, 2015 at Scarefest in Lexington, KY, it was announced that the film has been delayed until 2016.
Watch the trailer now:
Update: This fan initiated kickstarter page has now been closed due to legal issues. But...