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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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8 July 1988 (USA)  »

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Fantasma II  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,282,851 (USA)
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Sam Raimi, good friends with Don Coscarelli, actually visited the set on more than one occasion. See more »

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When Mike pushes Liz out of the way of the sphere, you can see a wire on the sphere as it passes, making it fly. 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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Awesome action packed sequel!
4 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The late 80's was a great time for sequels for classic 70's horror films. With The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Evil Dead getting really good , but different and effective sequels it was now Phantasm 's turn to resurface. While the previously mentioned franchises crossed comedy with horror , Phantasm II combines action with horror . Reggie and Michael ( replaced by James Le Gross) hit the road to find and kill The Tall Man. Armed with some cool weapons ( a 4 barrelled shotgun and a flamethrower ) our heroes can more than hold their own against the forces of evil. Reggie is a very tough and charismatic action hero with a cool car and stylish skullet to boot. Reggie and James Le Gross make a good team and have great chemistry. Plus there are hot chicks, great f/x , as well as great atmosphere, story and sci fi weirdness that made the first film great. Phantasm II is a great movie and an excellent follow up to the original film.


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