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Mike is released from psychiatry, when he agrees with the doctors that the terrible happenings in his past were just in his imagination. But once he's free, he contacts Redge and they team up to hunt down and eliminate the "Tall Man", who plunders the graveyards and steals the corpses with help of his terrible dwarfs. A beautiful strange girl starts to appear in Mike's dreams. He assumes she's in danger and needs their help - will they find her before the Tall Man can do her any harm?Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Due to the passing of original sphere designer Willard Green in 1977 the newer, deadlier spheres including the ultimate killing machine Gold sphere, nicknamed the Rambo sphere, were created by Steve Patino and his then, 15 year old assistant, Steve Cotroneo. Sadly Steve Patino also passed away 11-19-94. See more »
(at around 1h 19 mins) When the large sphere attacks the assistant in the morgue (in his back), he flails a lot against the wall in the corner, but no blood is left there even though there are gaping wounds. See more »
[Reggie revs up his chainsaw, about to take on one of the Tall Man's henchmen]
Come on, you mutha!
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Final credit (copyright notice): "...violators will face severe civil and criminal penalties and the wrath of the Tall Man." See more »
Television version is very heavily cut and removes nearly all the gore. Differences in Television version are:
When Mike storms into the Embalming Room in the old abandoned Mortuary, the dead Woman's body has a cloth sheet over her.
The Worm creature instantly pops out of the fake Liz's back and the scene where he crawls out is completely cut.
Father Meyers' sphere attack is almost completely cut. The shot of his ear flying is removed as is the drilling on his head.
Alchemy doesn't remove her top when walking up the stairs with Reggie.
When Reggie & Alchemy are having sex in the room in the abandoned Manor, Alchemy has a top on and the shots of her in her panties are completely removed.
When Mike & Reggie are chasing The Tall Man in their car and Reggie points his 4-barreled shotgun at The Tall Man in his Hearse, Mike hollars "Shoot Him!" instead of "Shoot The F**ker!"
The shot of the Caretaker burning to death in the Furnace is cut completely.
The silver sphere drilling the Caretaker's hand in the Hallway is also cut.
The gold "Ripper" sphere sawing it's way into the Caretaker's back is cut. However, we do see the gruesome shot of the drill in his mouth after Mike pulls him back.
The Tall Man's death is cut very heavily. The shots of his skin peeling off and his eyes exploding are completely removed.
Well well well...here's something rare: a decent sequel (in my opinion).
Here's something else that's rare: the movie succeeded in being creepy, which a lot of other so-called "horror" movies fail to do. They either claim to be "scary" by having (this is kind of hard to explain here in text) a person in a scene back up, not being right in the center of the Point Of View of the camera, but off to the side...so the filmmakers will hope we won't see someone grab them from offscreen and that we'll be scared, which has been done about a billion times since the first horror movie ever came out (whatever it was), or they throw in a bunch of gore and claim that it's "scary" that way. (Some people also don't know what scary is, like when a friend of mine once said she didn't like them scary movies, like Freddy Krueger and all...come on, Freddy wasn't scary, he was just cool!)
Actually, I didn't think this movie was scary either, but creepy, as I kind of liken the atmosphere of this movie to Steven King's Children of the Corn short story, which I thought was really creepy due to a town being totally empty, for some reason...except for the weird children. Well, it wasn't creepy onscreen, since an empty town with nothing going on made it...BORING. Here the towns are empty...and so are all of the graves; they looked like they were freshly dug for the newly deceased to be placed into, but it was actually just the opposite (and by the way, was I the only one to notice that every SINGLE small town had absolutely HUGE graveyards?!).
Granted, some of the script bites, I didn't think the new Michael could act (some people on here thought he could, but he just seemed to only have one facial expression and only said his lines with only one or two [mono]tones...THAT'S acting?) and some of it didn't make any sense...and I don't mean in the ways as to why the Tall Man is compressing humans into the evil dwarf minions, what the spheres are, etc., but I'm talking about what that priest had to do with it and all; his scenes are confusing and unexplained and should've been left out or explained as to what exactly he was doing (or what he was hoping to accomplish).
Some people have complained about how the atmosphere isn't the same as the first one, but I can't really comment on it, since I only saw the original about 15 years ago on tv, but rest assured, I WILL be re-renting it in the near future! All I can say is that this sequel was pretty brightly lit--rather than making it dark so we can't see who or what is going to pop out from the shadows, hoping to scare us (oh PLEASE!)--yet it was still creepy. So a new atmosphere was added! I'm just looking forward to Phantasm's End, slated for release in 2002!
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