Phantasm: Lord of the Dead

1994

Phantasm: Lord of the Dead

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In this horror movie, a courageous hero finds assistance in strange places as he fights an evil alien.

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Critic Reviews for Phantasm: Lord of the Dead

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Audience Reviews for Phantasm: Lord of the Dead

  • Oct 11, 2016
    The third entry to the Phantasm series took a different approach from the previous serious tone, however it was evident they are running out of steam. The plot made no sense what so ever, the killing was mild to say the least, people were killed for no reason. It was neither fun nor entertaining.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2012
    Third film in the Phantasm series a bit more elaborate than the second one, and it definitely tries to do something different. Director Don Coscarelli returns in the director's chair, as it is only fair considering that Phantasm is his pride and joy. He does a good job yet again with this one, and Reggie is on the hunt of The Tall Man once again as he gathers new souls for his Dimensions. Towns have been abandoned, and only a few remain because The Tall Man has ravaged the towns and has taken prisoners as his slaves. Although not as great as part 2, this third entry still has plenty of the goodies which make the Phantasm films so entertaining to watch. The steel ball, the gore, and of course Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man. Well written, and confident in terms of a third movie, director Don Coscarelli provides fans of his previous two entries with a good array of demented fun that is sure to delight horror hounds. The characters are well rounded out and there's also a tone of humor in some scenes, which adds an extra layer to the film. Most horror sequels fail to live up to the original, and that is the case for any genres as well. However, instead of pumping sequel after sequel every two years, Don Coscarelli takes his time to write and direct something that is actually worth seeing. With each big gap between films, he lets more ideas come to life and therefore, it makes the series have much more life. As far as I'm concerned, this is among the greatest series in the horror genre. The film is well made and Don Coscarelli scores another winner with his sinister, evil Tall Man.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2012
    Third part of the series and seen it with the first two quite closely, this isnt as good as the first two, but they were not fantastic, a few annoying charactors piucked up along the way dont help, but by no means terrible.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2011
    It took awhile for this movie to really get going as I almost turned it off because it was getting so boring. But the last half hour of this movie really picks up and then we're off. Not to much tension, but it did help that the action at the end really picked up the pace. A couple of humorous moments also helped a little bit as well to keep me interested, but I got some mixed feelings about this movie.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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