Reggie Bannister

  1. Jonathan Pryce, Something Wicked This Way Comes, 1982.   Auteur  Don Coscarelli  and one of his regular actors, pony-tailed Reggie Banister, had this idea of filming the Ray Bradbury horror – with the two kids played by the leads of Don’s 1976 movie, Kenny & Company: McCann and A Michael Baldwin (as opposed to The Michael Baldwin?). Coscarelli started scripting and further casting when the bad news dropped –  Bradbury had scripted his own version  for Disney. And a talky old bore it was, to be sure. Probably why Don’s villain was mute when  his scenario churned into  the start of his Phantasm franchise, in cinemas five years five years before Wicked that way went… and starring Baldwin and Bannister –  “the hardest working man in  horror” – as the boss of Dark’s Pandemonium Carnival. 

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