Phantasm: Ravager is the long-awaited final installment in the Phantasm series. The project has been surrounded by secrecy. It was filmed in its entirety before the picture was even announced. Ravager marks the first installment not directed by series creator Don Coscarelli. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this point. A teaser trailer has been released but it reveals very little in terms of the direction the fifth film will take.
What makes Ravager unique is that it was filmed in total secrecy. The project was announced only after the entire film was shot and work had begun on postproduction.
Phantasm: Ravager sees the return of all the original cast members: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, and Michael Thornbury will all reprise their roles. Don Coscarelli has tapped David Hartman to direct the final installment in his long-running series. Hartman has previously worked in animation; directing and producing children’s cartoons.
As a die-hard fan of the Phantasm franchise, I couldn’t be more pleased to see a fifth installment on the horizon. I am anxious to learn where this film picks up and where it takes the story.
A release date for the film is not yet known. We will keep you apprised as more information becomes available.
Director(s): David Hartman
Writer(s): Don Coscarelli, David Hartman
Stars: Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Michael Thornbury
Sub-Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy