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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Phantasm" (1979)

    A teenage boy (Michael Baldwin) stumbles upon a plot by a very tall mortuary worker (Angus Scrimm) to steal dead bodies and turn them into midget slaves for an alien world. With the help of his older brother (Bill Thornberry), the boy hopes to cut the tall man down to size.

    Many years later, Don Coscarelli is now seen as a master of horror and Angus Scrimm somewhat of a horror icon (though to a lesser degree than, say, Robert Englund). While the plot I have outlined above may sound ...
  2. Blu-ray Review: "Bubba Ho-Tep" (2003)

    A nursing home that hosts Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) is attacked by an ancient mummy... and the king of rock and roll refuses to let the mummy suck the souls from his friends' nether regions. They may not be believed as icons, but they will have to be reckoned with as mummy fighters!

    Joe Lansdale's story was originally published around 1994 or 1995, and Don Coscarelli came down to Texas to option a different Lansdale story... and ended up getting this one ...