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UPDATED: Is Don Coscarelli Finally Gearing Up For ‘Phantasm 5’? Nope!

Update:I have no solid news to report on a new project now,” franchise creator Don Coscarelli explains to Bloody, debunking yesterday’s story as we expected.

I’m sick of talking about the Phantasm franchise without having something concerte to report. We’ve had how many false starts now? 5? 10? 50? 100?

Dread Central, who backs their ass up by stating they’re “at least 95% sure of the news,” reports that the long-gestured Phantasm 5 is a reality. And while they have been right in the past (Evil Dead), they don’t have a start date. No director. No writer. No word on if franchise director Don Coscarelli will be returning, nor star Reggie Bannister or Angus Scrimm. Just news that an “extremely reliable source” tells them that the Phantasm 5 script is complete and that it “will begin filming this year.” The last time this was reported on, unconfirmed sources stated Anchor Bay was producing a 3-D sequel. That never happened.

The last time Coscarelli was rumored to start Phantasm 5 it turned out to be John Dies at the End. It should also be noted that the literary sequel to “John Dies at the End”, “This Book Is Full of Spiders,” will be published in October 2012.

New Line Cinema at one time prematurely announced they acquired remake rights to a brand new trilogy. This never came into fruition either.

The day Phantasm 5 is 100% officially announced, we’ll all celebrate together.

In the 1979 sci-fi horror, “A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.



  • Lauren Taylor

    You cannot have Phantasm without Angus Scrimm. Simple as that.

    • Nothing333

      Or Coscarelli most importantly. I’d even say that Bannister has to be there as well in some form.

      • Lauren Taylor

        I think I’d just be totally turned off if say they’d get a different Tall Man. Yes, I’m stating the obvious and yes, what you said.

  • bronsonfive

    This news is crazy! I hosted a Q&A with Don at the Florida Film Festival after a screening of John Dies at the End. I started it off with that very question and he said it was practically dead – and this was just over a month ago.

  • BadCrumbs

    Lies! I can’t see this being done without Don behind it. And if it does, well…that would suck.

  • Slasher17

    Whatever happens, I hope that if its made, its going to be by Don, and get the original cast back, and have the same feel to it as the other 4 films of this series. Which means NO 3D, and NO CGI PLEASE!!!

  • flesheater24

    Sick news about john dies at the end that was my fav book I can’t wait for the next chapter 🙂

  • undertaker78

    This is exciting news. I loved the first three but hated the fourth entry. Nothing is cooler than menacing silver balls.

  • Trinity

    I love the movies.They are so special
    I really hope they will make part 5.I did not like the end of part 4 that much.It would be awesome.

  • Accident-with-power-tools

    I loved the first couple, actually think a re-boot might work better than a straight sequel, but gotta keep Angus ‘Boooooooooooyyyyy!!!’

  • TwistedCritic

    If Coscarelli truly planned on making another one, he’d at least feed us some BS about it being “in the pipeline” or something, instead of flat out saying there’s no solid plans for it. And Angus Scrimm isn’t getting any younger. I think at this point there’s probably more of a chance of getting a remake than another sequel anyway.

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