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Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

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Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Writers:

Don Coscarelli, Don Coscarelli (based on character created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike
Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
Bill Thornbury ... Jody
Heidi Marnhout ... Jennifer
Bob Ivy ... Demon Trooper
Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man
Christopher L. Stone Christopher L. Stone ... Music & Dwarf Creatures (voice) (as Christopher Stone)
Chloe Kay Chloe Kay ... Background Player
Sylvia Flammer Sylvia Flammer ... Background Player
David Gasster David Gasster ... Background Player
Sasha Kassel Sasha Kassel ... Background Player
Aidan Kassel Aidan Kassel ... Background Player
Eric Avary Eric Avary ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Andy John Andy John ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
George A. Craig George A. Craig ... 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
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Storyline

Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. Meanwhile, Reggie (accompanied by a beauty he picked up on the road) battles the spheres and the undead in a quest to find Mike before the Tall Man can complete his transformation. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Taglines:

The Nightmare Lives On...But Humanity May Not! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Once again, the entire crew was forced to spend several long nights working in the cold, clammy real mausoleum of Angeles Abbey in Compton, California, among the entombed dead. See more »

Goofs

In the movie's trailer, there are a couple of scene inserts that features the video playback info on the top and bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

The Tall Man: Where do you think you're going boy. Death is no escape from me.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits say 'PHANTASM', then the roman numerals 'IV' (for four) come cascading down from above onto the screen right below the word 'PHANTASM', then the subtitle 'OBLIVION' appears, with the roman numeral IV forming the 'i' and the 'v' in the word OblIVion See more »

Connections

Follows Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Seen It?
Lyrics by Reggie Bannister
Performed by Reggie Bannister (as Reggie B) & the Jizz Wailin' Ya' Doggies
From the CD album "Fools Paradise"
Courtesy of Plan 10 Recordings
Executive Producer Terry J. Svejda
Produced by Doug Agee
Alpha Sound Services Geneva, Il.
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All good things...
12 June 2015 | by rulerodarknessSee all my reviews

Just watched this series of movies for the first time, and was very disappointed at the ending of Oblivion, there was so much promise in the story and characters, even tho it was getting pretty silly. In the end they just "dropped the ball" on everything, so to speak..

I strongly recommend these movies to any horror/action movie fan, but its a huge shame the last movie was so.. just overall crappy. In lack of a better way of describing it. All the suspense and mystery was totally gone towards the end, and replaced with confusion and despair, as the movie suffered towards its inevitable credits text, leaving the viewer feeling sad and empty, almost betrayed.

I struggled to give this movie a 4 rating.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantasm: Phorever See more »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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