Elvis Presley and a black "JFK" stay in a nursing home where nothing happens - until a wayward Egyptian mummy comes and sucks out the old people's souls thru their a-holes. The two decide to fight back.
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Mike is released from psychiatry, when he agrees with the doctors that the terrible happenings in his past were just in his imagination. But once he's free, he contacts Redge and they team up to hunt down and eliminate the "Tall Man", who plunders the graveyards and steals the corpses with help of his terrible dwarfs. A beautiful strange girl starts to appear in Mike's dreams. He assumes she's in danger and needs their help - will they find her before the Tall Man can do her any harm?Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
(at around 5 mins) At the beginning, Reggie goes to get his shotgun but it has disappeared. However, when he is surrounded by the large army of Dwarves and he looks at the fireplace, the shotgun is there. See more »
Mike tells me that it might take us years to find The Tall Man, and if we do, we'll probably die. Well, maybe. But not without a fight.
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Final credit (copyright notice): "...violators will face severe civil and criminal penalties and the wrath of the Tall Man." See more »
When The Tall Man confronts Father Myers he says "You think that when you die, you go to heaven. Go go to us". There are several different alternate takes of The Tall Man confronting Father Myers. In one of the other alternate takes Father Myers calls him "The Devil". The Tall Man replies "Ah, a person from your mythology. Too bad, not even he can help you priest". See more »
Phantasm II (1988) was a sequel cum remake that was produced by a Hollywood company nine years after the release of the first film. More of a remake than a true sequel. This time armed with a bigger budget and "named" actors, Don Coscerelli and company this time around make a film with mixed results. What could have been a great film turns out to be the first film with a big budget. This time around Reggie and Ice Cream man and the kid (James Le Gros) have been following the "Tall Man" (Angus Scrimm) all around middle America. Everywhere he goes, death follows him. Can Reggie and the kid save the day?
Phantasm II was also plagued by the M.P.A.A. Many of scenes were left on the cutting room floor or were either re-shot with bloodless scenes. I have seen the work print and it was real graphic. Too bad this movie was heavily edited because without them it's just another boring horror film using rehashed material and what not. A shame because this film had such potential.
I didn't like this movie. When it first came out, I was very disappointed with it. The movie just didn't feel right. I felt cheated. Phantasm II was filled with one clichés too many and the actors didn't seem to enjoy themselves. That's what made the first film fun. Thankfully the third film rectify this situation and returned to it's low budget roots. For completists only. Followed by two more sequels.
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