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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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Tim
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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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The tall man is back for the final kill. See more »

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

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The dream sequence where Reggie and Jody rescue Mike from The Tall Man's lair is the first time in which the four main actors in the series, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm are all reunited again on-screen after 15 years. See more »

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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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My favorite of the series
3 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike many other reviewers, out of the Phantasm series, I liked this one the best. They really had fun with this one and didn't take themselves too seriously. And it was actually funny!

The movie picks up where the second one ended, but I don't think you necessarily need to see the first two movies to enjoy this one. There are plenty of flashbacks and, frankly, it's a pretty crazy story to follow in any case. I think this one actually made more sense than the first two.

The first Phantasm was an amateur pet project that was literally a bunch of friends working weekends putting together a horror movie for fun. It was and is a cult hit.

The second movie had more money behind it but, in my opinion, tried to take itself a little too seriously for such ridiculous subject matter.

For me, this movie had the perfect balance of horror and comedy. It was hilarious, horrific, and sometimes both at the same time. Good fun with decent make-up effects and an amazing car stunt with a hearse. I also really liked the way they introduced one of the main characters, the kid. I could see that idea being a great movie on its own: Home Alone done as a horror movie.

In the DVD commentary (yes, believe it or not, I even listened to the commentary) Baldwin asked Angus what the fan reaction to this movie was. He said that people either hated it for the comedy element or loved it because of it. I'm in the latter category.

If you're looking for top-notch acting and dialogue or a story that makes sense, this is not your movie. But if you like b-horror movies on the humorous side, I definitely recommend you give this one a shot.


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