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Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man.

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Bill Thornbury ...
Gloria Lynne Henry ...
Rocky
Kevin Connors ...
Tim
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Edna
John Davis Chandler ...
Henry (as John Chandler)
Brooks Gardner ...
Rufus
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Demon Nurse
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Tanesha (as Sarah Davis)
Duane Tucker ...
Motel Owner
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Tim's Mother
Wendy Way ...
Woman at Orphanage
Robert Beecher ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of destruction encounter a variety of dangerous situations, friends and enemies. They also must contend with the resurrected dead plus a growing number of the infamous and deadly silver spheres which aid the Tall Man as he sets his sights on indoctrinating Mike and finishing the fight begun so many years ago. Written by Warlock <asstgpa@crimjust.ccjscarolina.edu>

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Rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Phantasm: Lord of the Dead  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

An alternate ending was filmed but not used: Reggie and Tim travel up to the wild regions of Alaska. Reggie digs a small hole in the ice and Tim places a little case (containing The Tall Man's gold sphere) inside. Subsequently, Reggie puts a metal plaque over the hole and seals it up. The plaque reads "Here Lies The Tall Man - R.I.P.". Reggie then says "Now, all we have to worry about is global warming" and they walk off. See more »

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When the spheres fly through the air you can see a "dot" following which is the camera See more »

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Reggie: Thanks kid, I owe you one.
Tim: Two. By my count you owe me two.
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In versions released in the US, the opening credits read PHANTASM: LORD OF THE DEAD, but the end credits read PHANTASM III. See more »

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Follows Phantasm II (1988) See more »

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Most Creative, and Inventive of the Series, a must see for Phantasm fans
19 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most people note the humor in this picture as a downfall to the series... or the zombies which were never before seen. but what people don't know is that all the writing and strangeness has already been pre-thought out by series creator Don Coscarelli. If you want you could call this a fault on the series, but in my opinion as long as the original creator is coming up with the ideas it's alright, because he's the inventor of the franchise, he can do what ever he wants... he can't ruin the mythology of the Tall Man he can only expand it.

the good things about this film are the magnificent return of the original Mike Pearson (A. Michael Baldwin). Plus Bill Thornbury Mikes brother Jody. All the action, Set Decoration, SETS IN GENERAL... THE CHARACTERS... THE STORY, and the surprises. i don't want to go into too much detail on the plot because i don't want to spoil it for you... but the reasons most people give this movie flak are stupid. when you watch this film compared to the others you will see a big difference, this movies is in a little way the epic phantasm movie... seeing the building of the 'warriors' with Reggie and his crew... and the final battle... they could have ended the series with this one, but Coscarelli has bigger finale plans for his phantasm fans and we just might see that sooner then you think.

i hope this helps.


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