6. Phantasm

6. Phantasm (1979). Angus Scrimm as the Tall Man stalks Morningside Cemetery, stealing bodies, murdering people with flying silver orbs, and breaking down the walls between dreams and reality. Nothing is as it seems; everything feels purposefully disjointed, illusory … phantasmagorical. This movie is pure whacky, unapologetic, spooky fun. It’s the closest thing on this list to riding a rickety, slightly-dangerous carnival spookhouse ride (alongside its sequel, of course). An underappreciated weird-horror classic, made all the more charming by its faults and bizarre design choices.

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