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Phantasm II (1988)

 -  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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8 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasma II  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,282,851 (USA)
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A love scene between Liz and Mike with them appearing in different locations throughout was filmed, but cut from the final version of the movie because it didn't work. See more »

Goofs

When Mike and Reg are sucked through the pillars, there are two shots of Reg in the alien world. His feet, which should be hooked around one of the pillars, are visible in the shot, wholly in the alien world. Reg is also lying on his stomach, with his feet side by side on the ground, when his feet should be vertical, hooked around the pillar back on his world. See more »

Quotes

The Tall Man: You think that when you die, you go to Heaven. You come to us!
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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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The best of the Series!
20 February 2002 | by (Everett, WA) – See all my reviews

Phantasm II is, In my Opinion, the absolute best of the series. Why? The Ammo! I love the Creative weapons the Characters Use, as well as the "Flying Spheres". The Suspense! I've heard A lot of people Complain on other Comments for this movie that this Movie was not Suspenseful, to say the least, they are Wrong, and are NOT True Horror Fans! I Also like the Plot, Setting, Script, and, of course, The Truly Scary Climaxes.

I Also enjoyed the fact that this Movie "played" with the ending of the Original. Is This Movie something that could be called a Cult Classic? Yes. Any Horror Fan Who has not seen this Movie needs to pick this Stuff up Today! I was very Pleased to see that the Tall Man made it on an Essential horror D.V.D. entitled "Boogeymen". If You saw Part One and were Disappointed, Don't give up hope.

SEE THIS MOVIE

As Far as others in the Series go; Part One is rather Average; Part Two is the best; Three is Okay, but better than Part One; And Part Four (A.K.A. "Phantasm: Oblivion") is better than Part Three, but Slightly worse than this One.

I give this 10 out of 10.

Fans of this Might like: Puppet Master, Leprechaun, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Dead hate the Living, Night of the living Dead, Slumber Party Massacre, Sorority House Massacre, The Evil Dead I and II, City of the Living Dead, Prison of the Dead, Hideous!, The Dentist, Child's Play, and Head of the Family. For recommendations on other Titles, please check the other movies I Have comments on by clicking on my name above this Comment Section.

!!!!SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!


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