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
In this sequel, for the first and only time in the series, the main characters refer to the dwarves as "Lurkers" and the spheres as "Sentinels". See more »
In the beginning of the scene where the group is sleeping in the desert, Reggie goes to get Mike while Rock lies next to him and Tim lies on the other side of the campfire. But when Reggie comes out with Mike, Tim and Rocky are next to each other. See more »
In versions released in the US, the opening credits read PHANTASM: LORD OF THE DEAD, but the end credits read PHANTASM III. See more »
An alternate ending was shot for Phantasm III, but later not used. It features Reggie and Tim visiting Alaska. Reggie digs a small hole in the ice and Tim places a small container (containing The Tall Man's gold sphere) into the ice. Reggie places a metal plaque over the hole and seals it up. The plaque reads "Here lies The Tall Man. R.I.P." See more »
The first two were enjoyable due to how dark they were and playing on fears. I prefered LeGros Mike in the second film to Baldwin's Mike. Baldwin is back in this installment of the series. I wasn't a fan of how they tried to make this one humourous, and have those 3 dead assistants keep having to be re killed. The two new companions for this film were good, the sentinel spheres were getting a bit too silly, with all the new add ones. Overall this one just didn't measure up to the first 2. Also the dispatching of the tall man was a bit lame. 2/5
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