Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is very interesting, though not necessarily for good reasons.
The original film that started it all is pretty amazing, but the more sequels that Coscarelli did, the more apparent it became that that he was running out of ideas.
Which is why the latest film, “Phantasm: Ravager” is so interesting. This time around it’s being helmed not by Coscarelli, but David Hartman, who worked with him on “Bubba Ho-Tep” and “John Dies At The End.”
While I assume that Don Coscarelli is writing, it will be a good thing for someone new to direct.
Besides, if Coscarelli not directing, he’d be free to handle other projects (hopefully Marvel’s Doctor Strange).