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Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

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Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Thornbury ...
Gloria Lynne Henry ...
Kevin Connors ...
Henry (as John Chandler)
Brooks Gardner ...
Demon Nurse
Tanesha (as Sarah Davis)
Duane Tucker ...
Motel Owner
Tim's Mother
Wendy Way ...
Woman at Orphanage
Robert Beecher ...
Gas Station Attendant


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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If You Don't Get It This Time, He'll Have To Drill It Into Your Head! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 December 1994 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Phantasm: Lord of the Dead  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in forty-five days. See more »


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


Reg: Jody, what the hell are you doing here? You're dead.
Jody: So what else is new?
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Crazy Credits

The final words in the credits read: Unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability, criminal prosecutions, and THE WRATH OF THE TALL MAN. See more »


Follows Phantasm II (1988) See more »

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Somehow, funnier
20 May 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I Liked Phantasm and I didn't like Phantasm II and now I liked the third part. The story had lost all of its sense, but then again, maybe that made me like the movie, a sort of suspension of disbelief when no belief is possible. Reggie continues as the main character, trying to save Mike. He finds himself captured by a bunch of psychotic thieves, only to be saved by the evil version of the Home Alone kid, Tim, who kills the thieves and saves Reggie. They continue on this weird path only to find two kung-fu black chicks, who proceed on capturing Reggie. Tim saves him again and now one of the girls accompanies them to help them find The Tall Man. Man, that guy has balls!

Anyway, this is the gist of the storyline, with some juicy parts left to watch. Somehow, it was a fun film to watch, but I couldn't tell you why exactly. Perhaps because it felt like all hell broke loose and nothing made any sense, so I could just enjoy it. Oh, and there is a fourth part!

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