Sunday, April 13, 2014

Phantasm II (1988)


In anticipation of Phantasm V: Ravager, I am visiting some of the locations used in the series.   For each film, click on the link:
      Phantasm (originally published September 2013)
      Phantasm II
      Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead
      Phantasm IV: Oblivion


First up is one of the abandoned towns, which is actually up on the main street in Santa Paula and just down the way from where Carrie (1976) tried on lipstick and the boys bought their tuxedos!




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And on the other side of the street is supposedly another abandoned town they encounter later...







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Also up in Santa Paula is the street where they seem a row of houses and a shade is drawn down....





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Grandma's house...



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Next to grandma's house is the priest's house...

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And finally, the funeral home....






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I haven't been able to get to the "clinic" and it looks like it is a private hospital, but here is an aerial shot of it...

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I came across this when going through pictures from a trip to LA in 1988... a Phantasm II billlboard!1

Me and the Tall Man!



UPDATE August 2014: At this year's Flashback Weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the cast & crew of the Phantasm series....

 Director, Don Coscarelli

Michael Baldwin

Reggie Bannister

Bill Thornbury

Kathy Lester

Bill serenading Kathy....



The one and only Angus Scrimm...


Dustin McNeill & Kristen Deem, Dustin wrote Phantasm Exhumed a great book on the series, click the link to check it out!


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6 comments:

  1. I was wondering... is the funeral home also located in Santa Paula? I just moved to Oxnard and being that Santa Paula's a stone's throw from here I thought it'd be a treat to go and check it out.

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    1. It is actually located in the Heritage Square Museum in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles (3800 Homer Street). Check out their website at heritagesquare.org for hours and more information, it's definitely worth the visit.

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  2. what a great webpage !! phantasm made a really big difference in my life the way i look at life and what is around us....
    "good-job, sir !!"

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  3. Can you tell me where Grandma's house and the priest's house are please?

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  4. Also, do you know where the "Perigord Manor" house was?

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