A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Don Coscarelli has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.
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>
A sequence involving an entire house exploding in flames was filmed using a genuine house which was in the path of the California 105 freeway construction. The production company bought the house for $500 from the State of California, under the condition that they would move it from the site. The original house was one story but a second story was added to match the house from the first film. A safety officer was sent to supervise the stunt and kept restricting the amount of explosives due to the fact that the house was near an airport. When he asked what movie the scene was being filmed for and was told it was Phantasm II, he responded "This is Phantasm?... Blow the hell out of it" and allowed them to use as much explosives as they desired. The house was then rigged with primer cord, mortars, black powder bombs and a plenty of gasoline and blown up. The sequence was shot with six cameras and was tightly choreographed with Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, and Lorie Loughlin (doubling as a young Mike) requiring to walk or run away from the fireball of the explosion on film, all in one take. It also doubled as Reggie's house when the Tall Man kills his family by blowing up his home later in the film. Afterwards, the production company kept their word and removed what was left of the house. See more »
When Reg and Mike jump out of the bedroom window to escape from the dwarfs, in a wide-shot the white window framing on the sides of the window is broken off. But in a close-up of the dwarfs looking out of the window, the white wooden framing has reappeared on the sides of the window. See more »
[the Tall Man is planning to inject Liz with embalming fluid, which Reggie has spiked with acid]
[the Tall Man glances up]
Suck on this!
[Mike releases a captured silver sphere, which flies directly to the Tall Man's head and inserts a drill into the front of his skull. A yellowish fluid flies from the back of the sphere, but after it stops, the Tall Man rips the sphere from his head & crushes it like a beer can]
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With the exception of the title Phantasm II, there are no opening credits. See more »
Decided to tape this film early in the AM television programing and was greatly surprised at the entire plot. If you love graveyards, and watching steel balls flying through the air that can make your insides turn in a few minutes to Swiss Cheese, this film is definitely for YOU! James LeGros,(Mike),"Sexual Life",'04 and Paula Irvine(Liz),"Party Lamp",'86 put their hearts and soul into their roles and experienced horrible situations you will never forget. I missed all the other Phantasm flicks,however, I do intend to catch up and view all the present and past other Horrible "Phantasm" films. If you are a nut about blood and seeing human bodies crumble in front of your very eyes, THIS IS YOUR FILM! ENJOY!!!
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