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See an exclusive first look at the Phantasm sphere ornament

The flying metal spheres featured in the long-running Phantasm horror film franchise are brain-sucking agents of death — but they also kind of look like something you might hang on a Christmas tree. This resemblance has been noted by the folks at collectible film merch company Mondo which, EW can exclusively announce, is releasing the Sentinel Sphere Replica Ornament. 

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Phantasm: Remastered poster: The Tall Man gets a grip

Writer-director Don Coscarelli’s 1979 film Phantasm has proven hugely influential on younger filmmakers, from J.J. Abrams, who named the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Captain Phasma after the movie, to Jackson Stewart, who recently told EW that his upcoming terror tale Beyond the Gates was partly inspired by Coscarelli’s cult classic.

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Time Bandits and Phantasm: Remastered to play in cinemas on Art House Theater Day: Exclusive details

EW can exclusively reveal that a 2K restoration of Terry Gilliam’s family-friendly fantasy-adventure Time Bandits and filmmaker Don Coscarelli’s horror film Phantasm: Remastered will both play in cinemas as part of the inaugural Art House Theater Day, which takes place Sept. 24. The event will also feature a collection of stop-motion short films from animation distributors GKIDS called A Town Called Panic: The Specials.

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Director Don Coscarelli talks Phantasm: Ravager — exclusive image

On Monday, director Don Coscarelli revealed that both the J.J. Abrams-assisted 4K restoration of his 1979 terror tale Phantasm and the fifth film in the horror franchise, Phantasm: Ravager, will be ready for release next year. So, what can fans of the series – in which Angus Scrimm plays a flying, sphere-assisted evildoer known as The Tall Man – expect from Ravager?

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