Phantasm II (2000)

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The "Tall Man" and his strange little Killer Sphere return for a second round in this sequel to the 1979 cult favorite. Mike Pearson (James LeGros) is still plagued by memories of the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), an evil mortician who has risen from the grave and bleeds embalming fluid -- and tried to kill him as a boy. Mike has been a patient in a mental institution for the last decade, insisting that the Tall Man is real; he still appears in his dreams ten years after their first encounter. When … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Don Coscarelli
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast


as The Tall Man

as Father Meyers

as Psychologist
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Critic Reviews for Phantasm II

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

I don't know whether you could accurately call Phantasm II "good" or not, but as a gore-filled piece of '80s horror with a premise unlike any other in the genre, it's completely enjoyable.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
Film Racket

The movie you get when you take Phantasm and throw money at it... the more grown-up film, in more ways than one, and it's not entirely to its credit.

Full Review… | June 5, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Phantasm II

½

With director Don Coscarelli having created one of the best works in horror cinema in 1979 with the original Phantasm, he would take his time and nine years later would craft a solid follow-up with this sequel. Although not as masterful as the original, Coscarrelli manages to deliver effective chills that will certainly appeal to diehard fans of the original. Angus Scrimm returns as The Tall Man, one of the most iconic horror villains in the genre. Phantasm II is a respectable and very entertaining entry and I really enjoyed the tone and atmosphere of the picture. Coscarelli manages to expand the plot a bit, but never adds anything refreshing to the plot. There's everything you'd expect from a Phantasm flick, and Coscarelli pulls out enough tricks to keep the fans happy. The aspect of this sequel that stands out as usual is The Tall Man, he makes up for the shortcomings that the plot sometimes has. The script suffers from all the usual weaknesses of a sequel; however director Coscarelli relies more on visuals and atmosphere to tell his story. The result is a very good horror flick that delivers an entertaining hour and a half of effective terror. The performances are very good as well, and this is among the best horror sequels made in the genre. If you can forget its flaws, you're sure to enjoy this one. With familiar territory, The Tall Man is pursued by Reggie and Mike, and is a bit predictable at times. The ideas here are good, but could have been done a bit better. As I stated, there's nothing new going on here, but that shouldn't keep the fans away from seeing this one. l simply put, a well done film with the steel ball and The Tall Man, what else could you ask for?

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

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½

Fantastic follow-up to a great horror classic. Even though it doesn't include the kid who was in the original to play his role, it's still entertaining as hell.

FilmFanatik
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

This sequel continues a few years after the first, and it's much like the first one, but we get to know a little more about the Tall man. It's got a more 80s feel than the first, and the end is kinda disappointing, but I kinda liked it too.

ajv2688
Aj V

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