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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Follows Phantasm (1979) See more »

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Somehow, funnier
20 May 2013 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I Liked Phantasm and I didn't like Phantasm II and now I liked the third part. The story had lost all of its sense, but then again, maybe that made me like the movie, a sort of suspension of disbelief when no belief is possible. Reggie continues as the main character, trying to save Mike. He finds himself captured by a bunch of psychotic thieves, only to be saved by the evil version of the Home Alone kid, Tim, who kills the thieves and saves Reggie. They continue on this weird path only to find two kung-fu black chicks, who proceed on capturing Reggie. Tim saves him again and now one of the girls accompanies them to help them find The Tall Man. Man, that guy has balls!

Anyway, this is the gist of the storyline, with some juicy parts left to watch. Somehow, it was a fun film to watch, but I couldn't tell you why exactly. Perhaps because it felt like all hell broke loose and nothing made any sense, so I could just enjoy it. Oh, and there is a fourth part!


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