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Phantasm II (1988)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike (as James LeGros)
Ruth C. Engel ...
Mark Anthony Major ...
Rubin Kushner ...
Young Mike (as Michael Baldwin)
Amanda Gray ...
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Elizabeth Quezada ...
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Lauren Gray ...
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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 <>

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Release Date:

8 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasma II  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)


$7,282,851 (USA)

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The casting of James Le Gros has had a conflicted effect on the cast members. LeGros reportedly enjoyed his time on the production and got along very well with the cast and crew. Nowadays, Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm, and Reggie Bannister all speak glowingly of their experience with him. A. Michael Baldwin, however, appears to remain bitter about the incident: in the audio commentary for Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), he twice referred to Phantasm II (1988) as "the film which shan't be named" and has stated in a podcast interview that he considers it a terrible movie. See more »


When Reg and Mike break into the hardware store for tools, the items in the trolley keep on changing from shot to shot, and also change position too. See more »


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More action than the first!
10 March 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

After the first "Phantasm" started off, the second one has more action than the first one. After being released from a psychiatric hospital, Mike(Jmaes Le Gros) joins Reggie in his souped up Hemi to find the Tall Man(Angus Scrimm). He killed his brother Jody years ago, during his time in the psych ward Mike said he met a girl in his dreams named Alchemy(Samantha Philips). Mike and Reggie go into a pawn shop get all the needed weapons to defeat the Tall Man and his minions. Reggie create the super-shotgun that really puts the "B" in BANG!! Later in the route, they meet another strange woman named Liz(Paula Irvine) who in return is a traitor. However, the real problem is the Tall Man himself. He has in his case three lethal balls: 2 Silver, 1 Gold. This time, the ball attacked anyone, or anything. They didn't care. One of the silver balls attacked The Tall Man. He even crushed it liked it was an empty aluminum can. Another cool thing was the portal scene, and the two bars resemble a tuning fork. Since the Tall Man is also a mortician, it's best to beat him at his game. Another great hit, another thumbs up in the horror world! 5 stars!

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