MOVIE PHANTASM CUDA
Mostly shot in the little town of Julian, an hour east of San Diego. HOpe the search is goin well! The ‘Cuda’s nine years of hard use conspired to give the movie crew fits. Here’s some terrific news heading into the weekend: But alas, in the end, the Tall Man gets the best of the noble machine, and it exits the movie upside down in a ball of flames. The car was a stock Cuda, with headers, and custom installed sunroof. Comments are property of their authors.
Years go by, and in the late ‘s, Don decided to film a sequel to the original Phantasm, which, by then, had become a major cult film. I also want to make some addition on this platform which must be in knowledge of people who really in need. Accentuating the mirror finish black were subtle blue and gray pinstripes. At that point, the original Phantasm movie ‘Cuda disappeared. Wasn’t this movie mainly filmed in Oakland? Check into the history of the movie. For dyed-in-the-wool Mopar fans, it needs no introduction. The car you saw burning fiercely near the end of the movie was merely one of the gutted out Barracudas, not the beautiful black car we grew to know and love throughout both movies.
I have a comment Nothing personal to James but what a dumb ass move, I would have told the guy with the van to go pound sand, hmmm trade a Original Cuda’ used in first Phantasm movie for a custom van? Don plans to phanasm to Hemi power in the near future. Many scenes in the movie were influenced by things from Don’s youth Cuea, he didn’t have silver flying spheres buzzing about in his room as a child, heaven knows where that came from.
The car you saw burning fiercely near the end of the movie was merely one of the gutted out Barracudas, not the beautiful black car we grew to know and love throughout both movies.
Newer Post Older Post Home. Tangents and Parallels ; Aa! The choice of vehicles for Phantasm had its roots back in Don’s high school days in the early S. Fantastic news, fellow phans! Mostly shot in the little town of Julian, an hour east of San Diego. Although reportedly not the most reliable vehicle, this muscle car was said to still run okay and, of course, looked terrific. Page generated in 0. Accentuating the mirror finish black were subtle blue and gray pinstripes.
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Inhe began filming on what was to become his first major success in the movie business. For many years, there has been a school of thought that maybe James LeGros didn’t like his involvement with Phantasm Mocie. By this time the muscle car craze was in full swing, and finding affordable ’71 ‘Cudas was far more difficult than in Here’s some terrific news heading into the weekend: I am building a Barracuda in Destroyer Grey. Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time.
One of the more important items of note, as far as Mopar fanatics are concerned, is the evil black ‘Cuda which played a major role in the film. After production wrapped on the original Phantasmits Cuda vanished in a transaction to an unknown buyer.
Unlike today’s films that use several identical cars painted up to look like one another, the original Phantasm movie used just one car. Though it wasn’t the prettiest thing in the world, it was cheap and it had potential.
The ‘Cuda was sent to the bodyshop to be brought up to snuff for its Hollywood debut. To make this task a bit easier on the actor’s head, a black tinted sunroof was installed.
One was fixed up for most of the road work and driving scenes. Apparently it later appeared in the background of a season 4 episode of Movir The remaining car was treated to a nice cosmetic restoration for close up work. Technically, it’s not a Barracuda, it’s a ‘Cuda. Quite a rare car, as only hardtops and 17 convertibles were built with this engine for Years go by, and in the late ‘s, Don decided to film a sequel to the original Phantasm, which, by then, had become a major cult film.
However, this motley assortment of Mopar iron could not be considered prime pickings by any means. I also notice that it’s a Six Barrel.
PHANTASM II’s MOVIE MOPAR
We discussed its original color hmu tccruz gmail. Unknown February 3, at 5: Their instructions were few.
Unknown January 7, at 3: HOpe the search is goin well! It was a relatively non-traditional horror movie which he had written himself whilst living in a secluded cabin in the mountains. His field of expertise? Thus the car was painted black. After the body and paint work was finished, it was off to the movie set.
Since it was to be featured in a very scary movie, filmed mostly at night around a graveyard, Don decided the ‘Cuda should have a definite evil appearance itself. Search The Archives, Boy.