The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Phantasm 2 (Movie Review) By Ben on July 03rd, 2015 With the aid of a muscle car, some creative hardware store weaponry, and a hefty dose of retconning, Mike (James Le Gros, for now) and Reggie (still Reggie Bannister) go on the offensive against the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) in Phantasm 2. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Cinemark If you are a nut about blood and seeing human bodies crumble in front of your very eyes, THIS IS YOUR FILM! Some of the special fx makeup is pretty spectacular, such as the Tall Man worm that comes out of Liz's (Paula Irvine) back in one scene, and the usage of the Tall Man's spheres.
True, we are not dealing with major plot lines, but we do have the tall man and his flying orbs and this movie explains a bit more about the tall man. Although not as masterful as the original, Coscarrelli manages to deliver effective chills that will certainly appeal to diehard fans of the original.
Sure, it shows you what lies behind the door, but that's it! Included on the disc are new interviews with Angus Scrimm and Don Coscarelli that hint at a possible 5th installment . You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Scrimm is still a towering presence that will induce heart palpitations in spades. The images are of corpses and graveyards, spurting blood and severed skulls, rotting flesh and faces filled with terror.
As for the story line, this movie pretty much requires you to have viewed the original Phantasm movie in order for you to really appreciate watching this one.
However, when they switch back to the original kid in the next one it is a bit noticeable.
Apart from having a love for most things horror, I'm an aficionado of heavy music, movies of the non-horror variety, literature (anywhere from classy to trashy), comic books, and burritos.
I loved they used more flying spheres in this movie, and added a little more gore new monsters it's a new ride from the first! The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. While the previously mentioned franchises crossed comedy with horror , Phantasm II combines action with horror . Also trailers and a very good behind the scenes documentry .
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While the tone is noticeably different from the first, most of the elements that made the original so special are re-arranged to make something altogether different and ultimately, well, fun.
This sequel I almost liked better than the original movie. The first one though was still better, this one sort of picks up where that left off as there is some backtracking, but I actually liked the way the first one left off. And lets face it, the effects are way better.
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2017. The production is far better.
Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. It holds a more "dramatic" sense of death and reality than the 3rd or 1st PHANTASM. Years after surviving his encounter with the sinister Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), Mike Pearson (James LeGros), now a mental patient, still has nightmares about the evil gaunt mortician. It was a treat.
Watched this one hot on the heels of the remastered version of the first movie.
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2013. This largely serves to continue the story and madness of Phantasm (1979). If not, you won’t. | Fresh (6) The picture and sound quality is much better than the Dvd , making it worth the upgrade . Reggie tries his best to save the flick, but it just goes no where.
Phantasm II, with its robed, evil midgets and flying mini-saw wielding spheres, is a film that delivers the goods. And yeah, the story doesn't fit with the rest of the sequels, but it does fit in some aspects and is worth the rental! But believe me Phantasm II is not a copy cat of ED 2.
Of the five movies released thus far in the "Phantasm" series, this is the only one given a relatively decent budget (a little over $3m back in 1987) thanks to the fact that it was distributed by Universal Pictures...who unfortunately dumped it on the summer 1988 movie season, where the real blockbusters buried it. Well, if you ask me, this is the second best in the series, next to PHANTASM OBLIVION. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.
Sitting through a film like this, which contains so little of genuine interest, I found myself meditating on such images, wondering who they would appeal to, and why. All Critics (16) Phantasm 2 has fantasy, horror, gore, action, graveyards, flying spheres that protrude cutting devices to slice your ear off, undead, and a fantastic villian is is always pursuing the hero, Michael. My last thought: It's great could I say this anymore! Frankly I feel this was as good or better than the first but the required shock ending that punctuates each of the films in this series has grown tiresome and makes each feel like they do not truly stand on their own as their own experience. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. The first film was more mystery sci fi and this is a much more direct action horror film. probably the best in the best horror series ever! Also returning are the Cuda and the great Phantasm music . Some people may have Indiana Jones or any of those guys as their fave characters but mine will always be Reggie (played perfectly by Reggie Bannister) along with the Ash character from Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell...need I say more), Herbert West from the Re-Animator series (Jeffrey Combs...one of the funniest actors around) and the best character Kurt Russell (no introduction needed) EVER played....no it's not Snake Plissken...but Jack Burton from the great Big Trouble in Little China. Reg, who are we kidding? And The Studio Crimped his style.
First I would like to say that I'm rating this on a Phantasm series scale, meaning I would rate the original a 10 since I consider that one the best. 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. First of all, its an older movie, which should be obvious. He has basically wiped out both of their families so they now have nothing left to lose. Writer and director Don Coscarelli returns for 'Phantasm II,' a direct follow-up to the massively popular cult favorite about a creepy undertaker and his zombie minions. Kinda like Evil Dead II, I'm not sure if this really fits in with the tone set by the first film. Of the five movies released thus far in the "Phantasm" series, this is the only one given a relatively decent budget (a little over $3m back in 1987) thanks to the fact that it was distributed by Universal Pictures...who unfortunately dumped it on the summer 1988 movie season, where the real blockbusters buried it.
Entertaining if not fantastic sequel, picking off directly after part 1 ends, but then goes forward a few years to the kid grown up, still haunted by events, more of the same stuff going on here, and its enjoyable enough, in a 80s horror way. Angus Scrimm is good as the tall man and the guy who played Reggie is back as well. Phantasm 2 is a great sequel to the classic Phantasm. Before I go any further, let me just say that I am not implying that this is a bad sequel - in fact, on the contrary, it's actually a pretty good one by my standards - although when watching it, I was bothered by the fond memories that I had of director Don Coscarelli's original masterpiece of the surreal and the macabre. Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2014. With the aid of a muscle car, some creative hardware store weaponry, and a hefty dose of retconning, Mike (James Le Gros, for now) and Reggie (still Reggie Bannister) go on the offensive against the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) in Phantasm 2.