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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, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun.

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Don Coscarelli

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Don Coscarelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike
Bill Thornbury ... Jody
Gloria Lynne Henry Gloria Lynne Henry ... Rocky
Kevin Connors ... Tim
Cindy Ambuehl ... Edna
John Davis Chandler ... Henry (as John Chandler)
Brooks Gardner ... Rufus
Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man
Irene Roseen ... Demon Nurse
Sarah Scott Davis ... Tanesha (as Sarah Davis)
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Motel Owner
Claire Benedek ... Tim's Mother
Wendy Way Wendy Way ... Woman at Orphanage
Robert Beecher 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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Terrifying. Relentless. Unstoppable. See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1994 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantasm: Lord of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 57 mins) 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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Reg: Jody, what the hell are you doing here? You're dead.
Jody: So what else is new?
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Originally rated NC-17, some extreme violence was cut to be re-rated R See more »

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"Dairy Products Give Me Gas"
15 July 2010 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Phantasm III keeps its promise of continuing with the Phantasm story and the Phantasm characters. Mike and Reg are back - and so is Jody from the first Phantasm. And let's not forget one of the creepiest screen villains in the last 30 years - Angus Scrimm as the ubiquitous Tall Man. This time around Reg and Mike continue to battle the Tall Man from the last scene in Phantasm II - eventually Mike is kidnapped and Reg finds some new pals - an eleven year old that has holed himself up in his house whilst battling intruders and killing many of them as well as a martial arts using woman with that Grace Jones look and the sizzle of speech that a film like this needs sometimes. We get the spheres, the mausoleums, the suspenseful, frightening scenes you know are coming but still are ill-prepared for, and some imaginative script-telling and directing from Don Coscarelli. Phantsm III has all that one might look for in a sequel like this and keeps the Phantasm flame burning gloriously brightly. The acting is as always very solid. Reggie Bannister is particularly good in his reprising role, and let's face it when Angus Scrimm says, "BOY!" that he makes even the most lithe heart beat a bit faster. Some of the plot elements like the little eleven year old are somewhat far-fetched as the three thugs in living and non-living form became tiresome. The layout of the film with its vast empty towns and sense of decay in the American heartland as well as the hugely reverential-look given to the mausoleum showcase Coscarelli's skills as a director with a wonderful eye for detail.


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