5 A must have for fans of the seriesRappinghood | 07/03/2008 | See all Rappinghood's reviews (1)The Phantasm experience is not for everyone.Disturbing, and deliriously strange this collection of bizzare horror films features the iconic 'Tall Man' - a classic, unstoppable villain who is calculating and remorseless in his pursuit of small town boy Mike and his friend, ice cream salesman turned shotgun wielding hero Reggie, after the duo stumble upon his macabre schemes - posing as an undertaker, The Tall Man is bringing the dead back to life as a variety of horrid creatures.The Tall Man's motives are never quite clear but it's hinted throughout the series that he is creating an army of undead for transportation to his own dimension.Confused? You certainly will be.Phantasm is a highly unusual and imaginative piece of cinema, not easily forgotten - for the right reasons. It is genuinely disturbing and builds a real sense of foreboding which the viewer will find difficult to shake - and the first time you see the flying sphere bore into a skull will be a moment you long remember! It plays on paranoid fears and anyone brought up in a small town will instantly connect with Phantasm.Phantasm 2 is more action orientated, with the two protaganists travelling across the country to hunt down The Tall Man. Armed with chainsaws, quadruple barrel shotguns and hand grenades they take on the forces of evil.Installments 3 and 4 are poor in comparison and the acting in both is nothing short of diabolical but the films will be enjoyed by anyone who bought into the mythos established by the original.The extras disc has plenty to enjoy - especially for fanboys - and this is a worthy purchase for all horror buffs.