(A. Michael Baldwin) is now under the
power of Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). Even if
he tries to escape from him he can't.
His older brother Jody (Bill Thornbury)
who is in the worst position being under
the Tall Man's power being a steel ball
goes on a hunt to search for Reggie
(Reggie Bannister) to try and help Mike
before it's too late. Reggie declines at
first but decides to go on and to find
Mike is also haunted by his past with his
battle against the Tall Man as well when
he travels through the dimensions of
During this time period, Mike and Reggie
must battle the Tall Man for their lives
as well for the lives of mankind.
There's a perfect beginning shot on a
cemetary with fog along with a car
rolling in as well as a hallway in a
mortuary with a dark shot on the Tall Man walking and two steel balls
floating side by side with him.
We spot a nice perfect close up shot on Mike Pearson driving his car with an evil
expression on his face along with good
clips on flashback sequences.
A good shot on Reggie with steel balls attacking him to the
ground along with a shot on the Tall Man looking down on him with his evil speech
More good shot on Mike driving and the dark road with some
spooky moments too that involved the Tall Man in the backseat of the car coldly talking
We also spot a good shot on Reggie fixing a tire on his car and a steel ball
zooming around him and later on a good
surprise shot on Jody Pearson talking to him in the back seat with Reggie griping to him.
There's also a nice battling scene with Reggie battling against a demon trooper with good
camera shots on them fighting in and
outside his car as well
as a nice shot on this demon spitting
yellow stuff all over him which looked truly gross.
A good moment with Reggie trying to rescue Jennifer from underneath an
upside down car before having it
A good shot on them running away from the
car showing a good explosion.
Good shot on her lying in bed with her shirt moving and Reggie trying to figure out what is going on and
then a good shot on some steel balls
implanted in her breasts trying to circle
around him and attack him with a good
shot on him whacking one of them to the
ground with a sledge hammer and pounding
on it. There's a nice shot on her lying on the ground looking
possessed laughing at him and then a nice
camera looking up on him with aggressive
actions and then slamming down his sledge
There's perfect footage on Mike walking through a desert seeing the steel
poles which leads to a transporter and
then trying to hang himself as well as a
great distant shot on the Tall Man. We show
some good scene's between the two of them
as well as a flashback scene from the
beginning. Although it's not a footage
from the first film it's worth reviewing
since Coscarelli did a great job
on this about the Tall Man being hung
and then turning his head manipulating Mike to cut him down tempting him
he will leave for good as it's a perfect
and dark moment.
There's some nice camera takes on Mike walking around a rocky area
with the killer dwarfs appearing and then
rocks fall on them with him grinning.
We have a great shot on a deserted
city of Los Angeles with Mike looking around and a great shot on the Tall Man slowly walking towards him.
We also see a good shot on Mike with Jody spying on the Tall Man in a past life as well as a good shot on Mike holding a knife and looking
A good battling scene between Mike and Jody on a
stretcher in the mortuary with Mike himself struggling to try not get cut by a steel
ball. Later on we have a nice weak moment
by Jody saying that he's
There's a nice shot on a vehicle
exploding near a beach and thenthe Tall Man grabbing Reggie by
the neck in the air.
Bottom line is that this is no
doubt the most boring one out of the Phantasm
series until the final sequel after this one came out. It does pick up a bit
during a quarter of this film though. Also, it's nice seeing footage never
before seen from the original film during
the flashback sequences which they
probably shot intentionally for a hopeful
sequel at the time especially during the
very ending of the film which left a
major impression on me.
The acting is still nicely
performed as usual with the same actors
like Michael Baldwin (Mike Pearson) as he shows
a good menacing and troubled behavior to
his role dealing that he's one of the
Tall Man's people now. There is nice
footage on when he was younger too from
the first film that was never shown
Reggie Bannister (Reggie) shows a heroic
charm as usual and displays great
aggressions when he tries to battle any
of the Tall Man's zombie's or steel
balls. He reacts
well to being grossed out with yellow stuff spat all over him.
Bill Thornsbury (Jody Pearson) delivers his part as
strongly like his did in the previous
sequel still proving his craft as the
older sibling also being one of the Tall
Angus Scrimm (Tall Man) delivers his lines
perfectly like he does in the rest of the
films with his creepy evil charm and
Marnhout (Jennifer) has a small role in the
film as an estranged woman in the film
but she was not convincing at all I found
and seemed too average. She doesn't react with her
screaming all that well when experiencing a car exploding.
Two steel balls
pop out of a woman's breasts exposing her
insides and then drills a hole in
Lots of alien yellow blood splattering
here and there at times.
Some great sharp hissing
sounds which were used in a flashback
sequence involving the Tall Man ans Mike
along with some heartbeat sounds. There's
some good low classical sounds too for
many scene's with the darkest moments in
There's a good rockin'
songtrack at the end of this film with
the rolling credits by Reggie Bannister's
B & the Jizz Wailin Ya Doggies with
"Have You Seen It" in which adds great power to it as the volcalising and guitar licks really grabs your attention and stick out in your mind,
Jody, what the hell are you doing here?
Jody: So what else is new?
Tall Man: It's time now, boy.
Do you think we're playing games kid?
This is for real.
Tim: So is this.
Thanks kid, I owe you one.
Tim: Two. By my count you owe me
Dominate me, baby!
Ever try vanilla?
Shit! What the hell are those?
Cryogenics. All the mortuaries are into
it now. These guys figure they'll wake up
in a couple of hundred years with new
Some folks never know when to give it up.
[laughs] Now, look who's talkin.
Sure fucked up my hallway.
You're in trouble. You're in trouble.
I sure hope that ball got a better sense
of direction than mine do.
It's been nice knowing you boys, but this
kickin' zombie ass just ain't my gig.
Reggie: Get out of
here. It's all over.
The Tall Man: It's never over.