5/16/2017

Horror Crush: Samantha Phillips

Today, I induct a multi-talented beauty, Samantha Phillips, into this site's Horror Crushes section! One of my long time favorites, Phillips is a truly captivating heartbreaker!
Phillips was born on Feb. 25, 1966 (making her 51) in Savage, Maryland. She is an actress, talk-show host, radio DJ, producer, and model.
WARNING: There are SPOILERS to PHANTASM II contained in this article!
She first caught my eye, and my heart, in her second role, in Don Cosceralli's ass kicking sequel to his own classic, Phantasm II (1988). In it, she played Alchemy. It's an interesting and sexy role. She is picked up by our heroes Micheal and Reggie (James Le Gross and Reggie Banister, respectively), as she is hitchhiking. She also serves as a love interest for Reg, our balding, former ice-cream truck driver turned undead ass-kicker.
At the end, she turns out to be an agent of the evil Tall Man (the late, great Angus Scrimm, of course). Her origins are left up to you. Which is too say: was she always evil? Did she get turned evil by the Tall Man before they pick her up? Did she get turned evil by him, when they left her to go on her merry way, which happens to be how I interrupt it. Is there some other explanation? It's part of the fun of the role, and the film. She is really good, super sexy, and lively in her performance. Phillips has this underlying hint of naughtiness/ evil throughout the movie, that is great, and honestly, really hot!
She is so hot that she actually makes pulling off the side of one's head and revealing their brains, sexy!
And, speaking of sexy, Phillips has an amazing body, which she gives us a good look at in the film. She appears topless and has a wild sex scene with that lucky dude, Reggie. She dry humps him, and we learn that she has a bald dude fetish! As such, she slaps his balding head!! Anytime I watch this, including my first viewing as a kid, I think to myself: that this is either bullshit or if someone as hot as her has this fetish, then being bald, ain't half bad!

Phantasm II is a long time favorite of mine. I don't think it is the best film in the franchise (that would be the wonderfully original and imaginative first film), but it is the most fun. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best of the sequels in the franchise. The film fucking rocks hard and Phillips is a big part of its appeal. On a side note, I would be hard-pressed to not mention the film's lovely female lead Paula Irving, who is a cutie in her own right.
Phantasm II is unarguably her best role and film. She would appear in other genre movies, though. Among them is her second best film, Full Moon's fun Dollman (1991) where she played a character named Tina. I have not seen this movie in ages. And, while I liked it a lot, I can't for the life of me recall her in it. Her next horror project was The Bare Wench Project 2: Scared Topless (2001) from exploitation/ schlockmiester Jim Wynorksi. I have never seen this surely boob filled parody, but she plays Sam in it. She starred in one more movie for Wynorski called Cheerleader Massacre. I actually like his Sorority House Massacre II, so this could be right u my alley. Anyway, Phillips plays Officer Phillips in it, cause why not?
Any of you have any thoughts or info on her post Phantasm II horror roles? Tell in the comments below, if you do! I recall seeing her years later in 1998 on the Playboy TV sexy news show Sexcetera as a reporter for it. In my eternal love of horror and adult entertainment I was soooo happy to see her on it! But, that is a story for another article.
Samantha Phillips is one of the sexiest women to ever grace a horror franchise. She has a beautiful face and a drop-dead, perfectly gorgeous body. Multi-talented and a woman who just exudes sexiness Phillips owns the hearts of anyone who has laid their eyes on her. As such, she is a perfect addition to Horror Crushes!

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