A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same ... See full summary »
Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce ... See full summary »
Don Coscarelli has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.
In the days leading up to Halloween in a Southern California suburb, 11-year-old Kenny and his best friend, Doug, play flag football, ride skateboards, get into mischief, and fend off the ... See full summary »
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 »
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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