1979 / d. Don Coscarelli
What PHANTASM lacks in technique, it makes up for in atmosphere and overall “feel-good-ness”. Sure, it’s got its share of goofy special effects, and yes, arguably the acting is more than a wee bit hoaky, but this one is a real favourite of mine. Even with all its faults, it’s still tough not to get sucked into the elusive and fantastical story. Low budget horror with balls! Get it? Oh ho ho! Clev-ah!