For this year’s halloween festivities, Triskel Arts Centre presents (in association with Arrow Films) a special double feature presentation of the original Phantasm (1979) and its sequel Phantasm II (1988), both directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End). Before each movie there will be vintage horror movie trailers, and a 15 minute intermission between shows.
Double Feature Ticket Prices are €15 full price / €12.50 with membership.
89 minutes – United States 1979 – Director: Don Coscarelli
Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister
Phantasm sets new standards in spine-tingling entertainment back in 1979, and continues to possess an eerie dream-like power to this day. The combination of the silver sphere draining blood from its victims’ heads, a demon with a foul, evil energy of its own and the sinister force of the Tall Man, set the scenario to learn the startling secrets of the Living Dead. If this one doesn’t scare you – YOU’RE ALREADY DEAD!
Phantasm II (18)
97 minutes – United States 1988 – Director: Don Coscarelli
Starring: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
Seven years ago, Michael Pearson rescued his home town from destruction by the sinister mortician, the Tall Man. But Mike’s victory was premature, and now the Tall Man is back, daring the boy to participate in another deadly confrontation. Mike teams up with a loyal family friend, Reggie, and together they follow the Tall Man’s trail to a small town in Oregon. It is at the town mortuary that Mike and Reggie face the Tall Man and the lethal, flying silver spheres in the final deadly conflict.
|Sun 31 Oct
6.30pm (there will be a 15 minute intermission between performances)
Halloween @ Triskel
Triskel Arts Centre begins its Autumn cinema programme with a weekend of spills and chills for the halloween season. We have two of the most critically-acclaimed horror pictures of recent years (Censor and Possessor), Clive Barker’s 80s classic Hellraiser, and a double feature of the cult classic Phantasm and its sequel Phantasm II.