Legend of the Phantom Rider

Legend of the Phantom Rider is a 2000 American western horror film directed and produced by Alex Erkiletian and stars Denise Crosby and Robert McRay. It was made in the area of Old Tucson, Arizona. Its budget was estimated to be $1.6 million.

Legend of the Phantom Rider
Directed byAlex Erkiletian
Produced byAlex Erkiletian
Screenplay byRobert Ray
StarringDenise Crosby
Robert McRay
Stefan Gierasch
Zen Gesner
Angus Scrimm
Music byLee Montgomery
CinematographyJohn Roy Morgan
Edited byHans Rodionoff
Reed Buckles
Rolle's Range Farm Productions
Seed Productions
Distributed byA-Mark Entertainment
Release date
  • July 30, 2002 (2002-07-30) (München Fantasy Filmfest)
  • February 11, 2003 (2003-02-11) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.6 million (estimated)


A woman (Denise Crosby), is raped and her husband and son murdered by 'Blade' (Robert McRay) and his men on the range. She goes to the nearest town for help. But the gang also have it in a vise-like grip and the inhabitants will not assist until a non-speaking stranger confronts the men. In a series of gun battles, Pelgidium (also played by Robert McRay), whittles them down until just two of them support Blade against the man with the disfigured face and mysterious past.


Actor Role
Denise Crosby Sarah Jenkins
Robert McRay Blade / Pelgidium
Stefan Gierasch Nathan
Zen Gesener 'Suicide'
Angus Scrimm Preacher
George Murdock The Judge
Rance Howard Doc Fisher
Scott Eberlein Danny
Jamie McShane Victor
Robert Peters Joey
Saginaw Grant Medicine Man
Irwin Keyes 'Bigfoot'
Juli Erickson Jane
John Henry Walker 'Peanut'
G. Larry Butler John Berman


Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD by MTI Home Video on February 11, 2003.[1]


Robert Pardi from TV Guide rated the film two out of four stars, writing, "Though this offbeat ghost story/Western hybrid would have benefited from sharper editing and a director with a surer command of suspense set-ups, it's an interesting variation on two sets of familiar themes."[2]


  1. ^ "The Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) - Alex Erkiletian". Allmovie.com. Allmovie. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ Pardi, Robert. "Legend Of The Phantom Rider - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TVGuide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

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