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Writers (WGA):
Don Coscarelli (characters)
Don Coscarelli (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1998 (USA) See more »
The sequel with balls! See more »
Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike

Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
Bill Thornbury ... Jody

Heidi Marnhout ... Jennifer
Bob Ivy ... Demon Trooper

Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man / Dr. Jebediah Morningside
Christopher L. Stone ... Music & Dwarf Creatures (voice) (as Christopher Stone)
Chloe Kay ... Background Player
Sylvia Flammer ... Background Player
David Gasster ... Background Player
Sasha Kassel ... Background Player
Aidan Kassel ... Background Player
Eric Avary ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Andy John ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
George A. Craig ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Steven C. Kassel ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Gates ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Todd Mecklem ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Jason Jacobs ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Michael Perkins ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Colin Jessup ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Stanley Potter ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Bret Schweinfurth ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Tomaszewski ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman

Directed by
Don Coscarelli 
Writing credits
Don Coscarelli (characters)

Don Coscarelli (written by)

Produced by
A. Michael Baldwin .... co-producer
Don Coscarelli .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone 
Cinematography by
Chris Chomyn 
Film Editing by
Scott J. Gill 
Production Design by
Naython Vane  (as Naython Williams)
Art Direction by
Mike Roth  (as Michael Roth)
Set Decoration by
Bret Schweinfurth (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Shelley Kay 
Makeup Department
Melanie Marangakis .... makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... chief hair stylist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Rosa Gonzalez .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director
Dawn Stewart .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kristen Deem .... property master (as Carol Deem)
Sound Department
Stud Brentler .... boom operator
Smith Craig .... dialogue re-recording mixer
Bryan Franklin .... dialogue editor
Jerry Gilbert .... project manager
Michael Kreple .... adr editor
Michael Kreple .... adr mixer
Michael Kreple .... adr supervisor
Greg Louden .... foley artist
Greg Mauer .... foley editor
Greg Mauer .... foley recordist
Jacqueline Meijer .... project coordinator
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound design editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects supervisor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Andy Potvin .... dolby sound consultant
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Enzo Treppa .... sound mixer
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Wales .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Gary Beal .... pyrotechnician (as Gary Beall)
Howard Berger .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Kamar Bitar .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Gino Crognale .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Michael Deak .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Chris Hanson .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Steve Hartman .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Garret Immel)
Robert Kurtzman .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Bob Kurtzman)
Gigi Fast Elk Porter .... special effects makeup coordinator (as Roberta 'Gigi' Porter)
Brian Rae .... mold department: KNB EFX Group
Karrie Ralston .... purchasing: KNB EFX Group
Henrik von Ryzin .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Henrik Van Ryzin)
Bill Zahn .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
Visual Effects by
Robin Berman .... compositor: Desert Gates
Robin Berman .... title sequence designer
Alex Harman .... 3d animator
David Klemens .... creative director
David Merrell .... lead animator
D. Kerry Prior .... visual effects creator: sphere effects
Bob Ivy .... stunt coordinator
Bob Ivy .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Ayers .... steadicam operator
Precy C. Betiong .... first assistant camera (as Precy Betiong)
Colin Hudson .... steadicam operator
Adam Janeiro .... chief lighting technician
Scott Libolt .... still photographer
Peyton Skelton .... chief lighting technician
Dan Trachtenberg .... key grip (as Daniel Trachtenberg)
Daniel Vecchione .... best boy electric
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera (as Joe Waistel)
Justin Zaharczuk .... second assistant camera
Adam Janeiro .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Deem .... costumer (as Jessica Morgenseit)
Editorial Department
Garen Alaverdian .... lightworks technician
Ryan Davidson .... post production supervisor
Bobby Gates .... assistant editor (as Robert Gates)
Donald Milne .... assistant editor
Robert Tomaszewski .... telecine colorist
Jim Williams .... color timer
Music Department
Jon Lewin .... music editor
Steve Morrell .... composer: additional music (as Steven Morrell)
Fred Myrow .... composer: theme music (as Fredric Myrow)
Daniel Schweiger .... temporary soundtrack
Malcolm Seagrave .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Alan Carlson .... animal handler: scorpion
Alan Carlson .... animal handler: tortoise
Kristen Deem .... script supervisor
Starlet Derby .... production assistant
Christopher Malinowski .... production assistant (as Chris Malinowski)
Sara McCaffree .... production assistant
Jason R. Savage .... production coordinator (as Jason Savage)
David Sharlein .... production assistant
Dawn Stewart .... key set production assistant
Brent Studler .... key set production assistant
Guy Thorpe .... funeral coach coordinator
Guy Thorpe .... hearse coordinator
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
Roger Avary .... special thanks
Jennifer Bross .... special thanks
David G. Brown .... special thanks
Jeff Conner .... special thanks
Richard Elkin .... special thanks
Sam Gasster .... special thanks
Bill Jenkins .... special thanks
Paul Pepperman .... special thanks
Roberto A. Quezada .... special thanks
Leonard Shapiro .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Phantasm IV: Infinity" - USA (alternative title)
"Phantasm: oblIVion" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

In a 1998 interview, writer director Don Coscarelli stated Phantasm IV was being filmed "just to make money out of the series".See more »
Continuity: When Michael meets Morningside, as he backs away, he backs into an old lady sitting in a chair. Morningside touches her hand, then walks behind the chair and gestures with his right hand towards Michael, yet when the camera goes back to the old lady, she's still holding his right hand.See more »
The Tall Man:Cut me down!
The Tall Man:I won't hurt you.
Michael:You're killing the world!
The Tall Man:I'll go away... and I won't ever come back
[gives mischevious grin]
The Tall Man:.
Michael:[You] will?
The Tall Man:Yes.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
What the.......?, 28 October 2002
Author: super marauder from United States

This is one of my favorite series of movies. The other day, my wife, and I found ourselves watching all four 'Phantasms'. Unlike the 'Friday, the 13th' series, they all tried to be different, but at the same time be true to the concept. Even in the first movie, you walked away (in my case drove away since I saw it at a drive-in) saying to a point, what happened here? Didn't Reggie get killed, and Jody survive? That I think is part of the mystique of these movies. You find yourself discussing with your family, and friends what happened here. Hey, it came many times at at Christmas, and Thanksgiving at my house for quite a few years, NO KIDDING!

This one, I liked, but I'm a little disappointed with it. As I'm typing this up, I have the first one playing, and I still don't quite get IV. For one thing, the idea of explaining why the tall man doesn't die because he comes from different dimensions. Like 'Dr. Who', he travels through time, and space can appear at any time, or place. Okay, I'll buy that. But, why is he so hell-bent on capturing Mike? Does he have some kind of vendetta against Mike, and Jody's family? As Jody said in III,"seeing is easy, understanding takes a little more time." I'm getting a headache trying to understand. There must have been a ton of stuff on the cutting room floor, or someone found a great actor to play Mike from 1979, because a lot of this one bounces back to the first one as they try to tie all of this together.

I understand, unlike 'Star Wars', the complete story was not written out ahead of time, it was made up as it went as it went along. Don Coscarelli is good on keeping us guessing, and I see there one more coming, and judging by the title, this will be the last one, so PLEASE Mr. Coscarelli, If this is the last one, finish it up with style, don't keep me guessing!!!!

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