There were a handful of distinct horror films that rolled into theaters in 1979 and yet none of them were as surreal and bizarre as Phantasm. Lost in the dreamy imagery is a faint and cryptic plot with so-so characters – however, Phantasm doesn’t care too much about that. With time it paints a surreal and exotic dreamlike story. Its beginning is also quite secretive – intentionally I believe – and it is hard to suss out what is actually happening. Somehow, and strangely, this low-budget is rather creative and entertaining to watch and fall into. Like a kid falling deeper and deeper into a surreal dream I was baffled, enthralled, and rather shaken.