Entertainment ‘Phantasm’ Tall Man Angus Scrimm Died

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    R.I.P. Angus Scrimm, Phantasm villain has died at 89
    The American actor and Grammy-winning author was surrounded by loved ones
    by Michael Roffman
    on 2016-01-10T06:55:16+00:00">January 10, 2016, 1:55am

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    Angus Scrimm, American actor and Grammy-winning author, died Saturday night. The 89-year-old was best known for his chilling performance as The Tall Man in Don Coscarelli’s cult horror series, Phantasm.

    Born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas, Scrimm studied theater at USC in Los Angeles, CA, where he started working at Capitol Records writing liner notes for the likes of Frank Sinatra and The Beatles, which eventually won him a Grammy.

    After starring in a couple of horror films, Scrimm soon caught Coscarelli’s eye for his 1976 production, Jim, the World’s Greatest, and the filmmaker later hired him again for his 1979 cult horror masterpiece, Phantasm.

    As The Tall Man, Scrimm unleashed inter-dimensional terror, specifically spherical balls that would bludgeon its victims. He would reprise the iconic role four times over the years, including the forthcoming Phantasm: Ravager, due out later this year.

    “Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones,” Coscarelli wrote on his Facebook. “He was 89 years old. 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. Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.
     
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    aww huge bummer
     
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    That sucks. This scene scared me as a kid

     
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    wow gonna miss him
     
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    And James Woods still lives...:nojj:


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    he was always pretty interesting. I remember really liking his 'masters of horror' ep
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    Great character. :rip:
     
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    love that movie
     
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    Well that's a bummer. Loved those Phantasm movies. RIP Tall Man. Thanks for the memories.
     
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    That 1st Phantasm was great me and my brothers watched it alot
    The kid from it is a huge faggola
     
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    I liked when he opened the book and the tall man turns and looks at him
     
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    He had a long, full life. I can only hope to make it to 89. RIP Mr. Scrimm.
     
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    I'm just glad he was able to work in the fifth Phantasm film. Still waiting for that film to be released.
    RIP Mr. Scrimm

     
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    Howard without the wig could play his roll in a remake . So he has that going for him .
     
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    I loved that movie as a kid..."boyyyyyy"
     
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    Yeah, the original Phantasm remains as one of the best horror flicks.
     
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