In some fashion direct or indirect, all horror films grapple with the ultimate human fear, mortality. But Don Coscarelli’s landmark 1979 horror Phantasm is a film veritably obsessed with the cessation of life, and also the terrible grief that accompanies death for those left behind on this mortal coil.
|The shadow of death hovers behind Michael.|
|Surrounded by the trappings of death|
|Michael (left, background) is left behind, while Jody heads...where?|
|How Michael sees #1|
|How Michael sees #2|
|How Michael sees #3|
|Our last, wistful view of Jody, from a distance and bound for parts unknown.|