Movie posters are like the pictures on a restaurant menu. They entice, tell you just a little bit about what you're about to experience, and, if they're bad, can turn you off completely. Posters can also be works of art - too often now, studios go cheap with Photoshop and misplaced (and sized) pictures of the stars plastered over a generic background. When posters are done right, though, they really capture the magic of the movies and make you feel like a little kid again.
This Halloween season, ‘Frightful Flickers’ will be revisiting horror staples of the past, some classics (and some not-so-classic). The first film we’re discussing is Phantasm, the popular saga of a boy, a funeral parlor, shiny balls, and monster jawas.