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Phantasm: Ravager

After nearly 20 years dormant the Phantasm series was resurrected for one last time. Filmed shortly before Angus Scrimm's death, his Tall Man has one last hurrah with his spheres and dwarfs going against the freedom fighters Reggie and Mike. Yet this Phantasm returns to the original where you're left questioning what you saw. Join the hosts of Now Playing Podcast to find the truth in the dream!  Donate, support independent podcasting, and listen now!

Phantasm: OblIVion

The fourth Phantasm film was shaping up to be major. Written by Pulp Fiction Academy Award Winning writer Roger Avary, the film would be a post-apocalyptic action film starring Bruce Campbell!  But...that's not the film that was made. Unable to find the money for that film, Don Coscarelli and company made a film that didn't go to the future, but instead to the past. Is this The Tall Man's Oblivion? Donate to Now Playing and hear all about the film that was made, and the film that wasn't!

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

After Phantasm II the series' theatrical releases came to an end, but that didn't stop The Tall Man's plot. Here in the third Phantasm the cast has grown, the gore is more graphic, and original star A. Michael Baldwin is back. Is the third time the charm for this sci-fi horror series? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

Phantasm II

Nine years had passed since Mike's first dream of The Tall Man in 1979's Phantasm. Now, thanks to the seemingly endless appetite of fans for horror franchises, "the ball is back"--with a 10x bigger budget! Under Universal Pictures there was more money, and a new actor as Mike. Does this ball shine greater than the original? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing Podcast you can join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Phantasm

Phantasm was a horror hit in 1979, standing out among a slew of Halloween horror trend followers. But Phantasm's success belied its indie production, shot on weekends for a meager $300,000 budget. The film's legacy endures nearly 40 years later with a fifth film recently released. Does this first movie have the balls to still work decades after its release? Donate to keep indie podcast Now Playing going and find out!

NOTE: This Podcast is released as part of Now Playing Podcast's Fall, 2017 Donation Drive.  You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

After January 31, 2018 the price on this show will go up, so be sure to listen now!

Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

War for the Planet of the Apes

Hail Caesar! The smart ape and his herd return to the big screen for the final battle: War for the Planet of the Apes.  Starring Woody Harrelson as a human Colonel who spent years hunting the apes...but may have a secret mission besides. Fans seem to be going ape for this latest film in this prequel series. Donate to Now Playing to find out if our hosts thought this was a War worth fighting!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It's been six years since the Lothario captain last graced the big screen. How does this new adventure compare to the original trilogy? Come on board with the Now Playing Spring Donation Series to find out!

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Alien: Covenant

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott's plan for this next film, including putting Alien back in the title. Is this film really Alien 5 or Prometheus 2? And does the return of the original xenomorph also mean a return to the frighting fun of the original films? DONATE TODAY to keep Now Playing on the air, and you can listen to this review to find out!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011's On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series director Gore Verbinski, replaced by Rob Marshall--a director known for his work on musicals like Chicago. With new baddie Blackbeard and a totally new adventure, is this pirate franchise still ship-shape and Bristol fashion? Support Now Playing to find out, savvy?

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007's At World's End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for spectacle.  But does this third Pirates film sink or sail? Listen to Now Playing's donation episode to find out!

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