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Phantasm II (1988) Movie Information

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10346

Avg. Rating:

2.28/4

# of Ratings:

29

Genres:

Action, Horror

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/08/1988

DVD Release:

09/15/2009

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Actors:

James LeGros
Reggie Bannister
Angus Scrimm
Paula Irvine
Samantha Phillips
Kenneth Tigar

 

 

 

 

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Following the events of the first film, Mike is released from a psych ward -convincing the doctors everything he experienced was his imagination. Yet immediately on release, he contacts Redge and decides to continue his hunt for the "Tall Man" - and when he starts having dreams about a beautiful girl, one he knows is in danger, he means to stop him before he can get to the young woman. -- Chris Kavan

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Retains the mystery and weird from the original, but replaces the scares with action. This one should please anyone who enjoyed the first.

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Chris Kavan 12/10/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

I still think the original is better, but this follow-up manages to keep the same other-worldly vibe and is still entertaining. Considering all the horror choices, this is still a good pick.

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Porkchop Express 07/08/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is a classic horror flick! The best of the series by far. Can't beat the orbs that drill through skulls!

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10/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Phantasm II


Man, this series is going to have to be a main-stay for every Halloween to follow. They're basically exactly what I'm looking for when I want to watch something "Halloweeny", they've got graveyards, dead people, blood, autumn, funeral homes, and all sorts of paranormal, what an interesting horror series to come out of the 70s, during a time when it was all psychotic killers and devils.

I think Phantasm is a very underrated series, having a great blend of humor and horror, and in a much more low-key, less gore/slapstick oriented way like the works of Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi. Seriously, Don Coscarelli is an overlooked filmmaker,if there ever was one, and as much as I love Sam Raimi, he never once made a movie as poignant and equally hilarious as Bubba Ho-Tep (which is truly one of ...

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