We’ve lost another legend! Angus Scrimm, known for the role of frightening „Tall Man“ in the Horror Classic „Phantasm“ („The evil“), died yesterday. Director of the film and close friend Don Coscarelli wrote via email: „Angus Scrimm died peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones. He was 89 Years old. His performance as the Tall Man is a superior performance in the Horror Story. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a great actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.“

Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm expected most as the „Tall Man“ from the „Phantasm“-Film („The evil“), where he from 1979 starred, be known. To spite his 1,93 m to act bigger, he wore way too small like suits and platform shoes. The role of the Tall Man was for Scrimm the big springboard, because although his career already 1973 began, he got only then the big role offers for film and theater. Scrimm grew up in his hometown of Kansas City, before moving to California, in order to attend the USC drama William C. to study De Mille. Initially he followed the profession of journalist, inter alia, in magazines such as TV Guide and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He also wrote for various artists such as Frank Sinatra or the Beatles texts for booklets of their records and CDs. For this he won, under the name Rory Guy, a Grammy. In „Alias – The agent“ played Scrimm the role of SD-6 agents Calvin McCullough.


His real name is Lawrence Rory Guy he kept way up 1979, als er in Don Coscarellis „Phantasm“ starred. For this role, he again took his stage name from the Unizeit, Angus Scrimm, an, clinging to him since. He invented it based on a combination of the name of his relatives and the theater term for curtain (engl. „Scrim“). Although he was primarily known for dark roles, Scrimm has next to classic horror films like „Dracula“ (1931) and „Frankenstein“ (1931) also a penchant for comedy. but majority he played roles in the horror genre in movies like „Vampirella“, „I seel the Dead“, „John dies at the End“ and „Disciples – Disciples of Satan“. He played the Senior Officer of the SD-6 in the TV show „Alias“ and had a recurring role in the ghostly storyteller series „Tales From Beyond the Pale“. Moreover stood Scrimm last year under Director Coscarelli for the fifth Phantasm movie camera, of the subtitle „Ravager“ bears. The film will be released later this year, also Mr works. Star Wars JJ Abrams on a 4K remake of the original Phantasm.

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Last year, we already had some of the most iconic horror figures, take such as Christopher Lee and Wes Craven farewell. Now the year 2016 barely begun, and again we have to take from a legend goodbye. Thank you Mr. Scrimm for her role as „Tall Man“, I'm the gaunt figure of the terrible villain, one of the most famous figures of the horror film, never forget. They lived a long, wonderful Life, Mr. Scrimm. Thank you for everything. I hope, They rest in peace.