Paperback and Kindle editions of Don Coscarelli’s Phiction, a book of stories set in the world of Phantasm, are now available

45 years ago, writer/director Don Coscarelli delivered one of the best horror films ever made: Phantasm, a film which spawned three sequels that Coscarelli wrote and directed himself, then a fourth that he wrote with director David Hartman. Earlier this year, we learned that Coscarelli would be celebrating the 45th anniversary of Phantasm by expanding the franchise with a book called Phiction: Tales from the World of Phantasm, which was initially only available as a limited edition hardcover. Now paperback and Kindle editions of Phiction are available as well, and you can pick up a copy on Amazon!

With a page count of 171, Phiction contains the following six stories:

· In Life and Death in the ‘Nam, we explore the origin story of our favorite ice cream vendor hero Reggie and his first encounter with the supernatural forces of evil in the jungles of the Vietnam war. It’s a two-fisted tale of a young man enduring the horrors of war and at the same time facing down the horrors of the unknown.

· In Behind the Mortuary Door, we learn the secrets of the embalming trade from one of the most memorable characters from the original film.

· In He Was Home Alone, we revisit the young boy Tim, prior to the events from Phantasm III, and how, using only his wits and guile, he survives against unspeakable horrors.

· In Tobe, we follow the trail of one of Phantasm’s forgotten characters as he witnesses the key events of that film from an entirely different perspective.

· In The Rocky Road, we track the events of one of the Phantasm saga’s fan-favorite characters, the nunchuck-wielding Rocky as she’s mustered out of the armed services and travels the backroads of the rural South in the early 90’s. In a desperate search to find her family she encounters love, vengeance and horror, frequently reacting in the only way she knows how, with her fists and her feet.

· And finally in Escape From New York, we join another Phantasm fan-favorite character, the diminutive Chunk from Phantasm Ravager as he attempts to flee his home in the big city from the horror of an oncoming apocalypse. Along the way he bonds with some unexpected allies on a thrilling quest for survival.

I’m a big fan of the Phantasm franchise, so I’m excited to know that Coscarelli has written a batch of stories set in the world of the films and willing definitely be putting in an order so I can check out Phiction. Are you a Phantasm phan, and will you be picking up a copy of Phiction? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/phiction-coscarelli/

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