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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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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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If You Don't Get It This Time, He'll Have To Drill It Into Your Head! 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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the first usage in the series of any digital effects. Though quite limited, these tools enabled the director to compress actor Bill Thornbury into a sphere and also to create an "event horizon" for the plane of the space gate. See more »

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When the spheres fly through the air you can see a "dot" following which is the camera See more »

Quotes

The Tall Man: It's time now, boy.
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Crazy Credits

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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Most of the violence was cut from the original video-release in Germany. The film was still rated 18. suprisingly the tv-version was uncut, just as the new video-release. See more »

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weakest link
7 November 2002 | by cobrafunkSee all my reviews

i remember being pumped up about seeing the original cast of mike and jody returning to the phantasm series but being just as dissapointed with this 3rd installment.for one you have too many villains to deal with.it's not just the TALL MAN but these hoodlums which eventually turn into zombies working for the tall man.the TALL MAN doesn't need any more people helping him other than those dwarfs and it just takes away from his character.the spheres are back and just as impressive but this film is just a liitle too campy and does not satisfy your loyal phanatics like myself.the little boy character was a nice addition so he could tag along with reggie and help our hero, but the rocky character should have been left out.it is somewhat humorous watching reggie trying to snag her throughout the flick.good special effects for a low-budget movie and somewhat entertaining but not containing any real suspense and that weirdness factor if you will that the first one had and the second one had as well.definately the weakest in the series but does get you ready for the fourth one {OBLIVION}which is considerably better. by the way from the second to the third film i notice that reggie has been forking out some major cash without having any kind of job, i guess a retired ice cream vendor could have some kind of stash hidden away for retirement.


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