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Phantasm II (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  8 July 1988 (USA)
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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 abducts the sleeping with help of his terrible gnomes. 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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For ten years the secret of Perigord Cemetery has remained a mystery. Now the ultimate evil is about to be revealed. See more »


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8 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasma II  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,282,851 (USA)
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Reggie Bannister did all his own stunt work for the film except the scene where he has to jump over a chainsaw, which they wouldn't let him do. See more »

Goofs

When the 'Cuda wrecks Reggie is holding the double shotguns. When Mike cuts Reggie down he also grabs the two duffel bags which are the only things they carry away from the wreckage. Later in the movie the shotguns come back. See more »

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[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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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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"Booyyy...wait, who the hell are you?"
6 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Tall man and his balls are back (Err, that's not what it sounds like). This time the action is ramped up, the gore is plentiful, and one of the actors has been replaced. Reggie and Mike are out for revenge, and follow the Tall Man across America, with modified guns and a flamethrower. Looks like they're finally going to get to the bottom of the enigma of Phantasm, right? Wrong! What you do get is more flying spheres attacking folk, more weirdness, bigger set pieces, and a lot of fun. It's not quite up to the quality of the first film, but the sequel certainly holds its own. This time Michael's searching for a girl who's been dreaming about The Tall Man, who is getting bolder and emptying entire towns (not to mention the graveyards). It's hard to describe a plot which involves people chasing each other about, but this time our heroes have also got to contend with the Tall Man's assistants (all of whom meet very gory deaths). The film is a lot more linear than the last one, so 'linear' fans might get a kick out of that.


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