Jan 102016

PHANTASM II, Angus Scrimm, 1988, (c)Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Its with great sadness this morning that we have to report the passing of Angus Scrimm, the legendary horror actor who was famous for his portrayal as the Tall Man in the Phantasm Films.

EW announced the sad news this morning.

“Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved one,” director Don Coscarelli wrote in an e-mail to EW. “[His] performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.”

Ironically and quite fitting, Scrimm will appear in the fifth Phantasm film later in the year and JJ Abrams who cast Scrimm in his hit TV Show Alias a few years back, is currently planning a 4K restoration of the original Phantasm.

You will be sadly missed Angus Scrimm!

Ross Hughes

Ross HughesSince my mother sat me down at the age of five years of age and watched a little called Halloween, I have been hooked on horror. There is no other genre that gets me excited and takes me to the edge of entertainment. I watch everything from old, new, to cheap and blockbusters, but I promise all my readers that I will always give an honest opinion, and I hope whoever reads this review section, will find a film that they too can love as much as I do! Have fun reading, and please DO HAVE NIGHTMARES!!!!!!

  5 Responses to “RIP ANGUS SCRIMM: The Tall Man dies aged 89!”

  1. What? He looked about that age in the original movie.

  2. He will be missed, he had such an amazing presence

  3. He scared the crap out of me and I loved it! Fabulous actor. Rest in Peace

  4. So when is that new Phantasm movie coming out? Ive read that it has been filmed for a year now.

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