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Phantasm II (1988)

Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.

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Mike is released from psychiatry, when he agrees with the doctors that the terrible happenings in his past were just in his imagination. But once he's free, he contacts Redge and they team up to hunt down and eliminate the "Tall Man", who plunders the graveyards and steals the corpses with help of his terrible dwarfs. A beautiful strange girl starts to appear in Mike's dreams. He assumes she's in danger and needs their help - will they find her before the Tall Man can do her any harm? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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8 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,282,851 (USA)
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This is the only installment in the Phantasm movie series that does not include the entire original main cast (Bill Thornbury and his character did not appear in this film), and the only one to replace a main character with another actor (James Le Gros played the part of Mike instead of A. Michael Baldwin). See more »

Goofs

When the priest looks at the door while hearing a banging noise the door chain lock is in the locked position. When he later approaches the door the chain is hanging loose which he then places in the locked position. See more »

Quotes

[Mike & Liz are in the back of a hearse after escaping the mortuary & the Tall Man. Reggie has just been attacked by Alchemy in the hearse's front & thrown out of the car]
Mike: One minute... we're gonna wake up. This is only a dream.
Liz: That's right... it's only a dream!
[the barrier to the hearse front suddenly slides down. The Tall Man is sitting at the wheel and glaring back at them]
The Tall Man: No! It's not!
[the back window breaks, and Mike & Liz are pulled out by the Tall Man's dwarf zombies]
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Crazy Credits

Final credit (copyright notice): "...violators will face severe civil and criminal penalties and the wrath of the Tall Man." See more »

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The absolute top in action-horror.
4 November 1999 | by (San Marcos, Texas) – See all my reviews

Action-horror is a relatively new genre, personified by Robert Rodriguez' "From Dusk Till Dawn", John Carpenter's "Vampires" and Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" sequels. The problem with these films, though, is that the scares are overshadowed by the gunfire.

Not so in "Phantasm II." Definitely the best in the series, it features cool weapons, an unstoppable villain, the return of the flying Cuisinart, and a fine performance by a pre-indie-stardom James LeGros.

Angus Scrimm is at his scariest in this one, perfecting his Tall Man character. Reggie Bannister shows his character side way more than in the first film.

This is the finest of the series, with the atmosphere of the greatest 80's chillers. ("Prince of Darkness" comes to mind as a great double-feature idea.)

Buy it now!


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