Phantasm II (1988)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
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Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 10
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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
Jan 1, 2000 Wide
Sep 15, 2009
MCA Universal Home Video
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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.
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.
Phantasm II has a nice sense of fun to it which makes it the perfect viewing material for this time of year.
Second in the horrorific series, not for everyone's cup of plasma.
There's little to enjoy about this second outing save for Scrimm's deliciously menacing specter of death.
A silly piece of gross-out joy from the imaginitive Don Coscarelli.
Another fun entry in the Phantasm series.
Audience Reviews for Phantasm II
- Mike: Reg, who are we kidding? I'm a nineteen-year-old kid. You're a bald, middle-aged, ex-ice cream vendor!
- Tall Man: You think that when you die, you go to heaven? You come to us.
- Mike: Small towns are like people: some get old and die a natural death. Some are murdered.
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