Phantasm II (1988)
- The illusory style of the first movie was discouraged and a more linear plot line with voice over narrations of various characters was required.
- No dreams by characters were allowed in the final cut.
- A female lead had to be added as a love interest for the character of Mike. Actress Paula Irvine was cast in the part.
- Universal executives wanted to recast both A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister because they were unknown and had been out of the movie business since the release of the first movie. Don Coscarelli resisted their efforts and was forced to audition A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister for the opportunity to reprise their roles. In the end, his efforts won him a concession: he was allowed to keep one of the two, but had to replace the other; Coscarelli chose to keep Bannister and cast James Le Gros in Baldwin's place.