There’s less and less classic horror actors still with us every year, and we are sad to announce the passing of another icon – Angus Scrimm. Scrimm was probably most notable for playing The Tall Man in the 1979 movie Phantasm and it’s sequels. Phantasm director Don Coscarelli reported his death on Twitter, saying “He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and even better friend.”
Scrim also appeared on Alias and appeared in films including John Dies at the End, I Sell the Dead, and Chopping Mall. His last role was in the fifth and final installment in the series, “Phantasm: Ravager,” which has not yet been released.
We’re paying tribute to Mr. Scrimm by sharing some fantastic tributes to him from fans around the world. Check out the pieces below.
Phantasm at the Drive In by MalevolentNate
Phantasm by Corpsecomic
The Tall Man by Werecat-Studios
Angus Scrimm by Klyph Ra’h Ben Sun
Phantasm by LooneyLion
Beware The Tall Man by SavageSinister
Tall Man by wagnerf
RIP Tall Man by wickedhorrortv
Tall Man by Mayonnaiseandbread
Phantasmpicc by PICCIONCINEMA
Phantasm by mickmoart
Esher’s Phantasm by mr-nerb
Phantasm Poster by markwelser