Catalog From The Beyond: Don Coscarelli’s “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” Episode of Masters Of Horror

Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is my favorite franchise of all time. Over the course of five films and four decades, it’s retained its moody, surreal personality without ever getting stale, even as Coscarelli had to contend with ever-shrinking budgets. This is due in large part to the fact that he’s steered the ship for longer than virtually any filmmaker has with a single property. His constant presence (directing four films and producing the final entry) ensured that the series would be more than just the sum of its parts. He’s also managed to shine outside of the confines of Morningside with a certified cult classic in Bubba Ho-Tep and a fun adaption of the trippy (and a wee bit incoherent) novel John Dies at the End.

In my search for a good Coscarelli deep cut candidate, I remembered that he directed the debut episode of Mick GarrisMasters of Horror,

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