21 Amazing Psychedelic Horror Films

Phantasm (1979)
Post-Mortem Depression

Don Coscarelli's "Phantasm" is not without its flaws, but at the end of the day you have a crazy sci-fi/horror/fantasy plot about an extraterrestrial being who commands a squadron of flying, silver death balls and crunches down human corpses into off-world slave-labor on high-gravity planets. Whew! Now if that doesn't sound like some 4-in-the-morning LSD freakout talk, I don't know what does. It's a bit slow and goofy in places, but the creepy sequences tend to deliver.

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