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Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)

A guy called Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the ... See full summary »

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Richard Friedman

Writers:

Scott Schneid (story) (as Scott J. Schneid), Frederick R. Ulrich (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Rydall ... Eric Matthews
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Harv Posner
Rob Estes ... Peter Baldwin
Pauly Shore ... Buzz
Kimber Sissons Kimber Sissons ... Suzie
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Christopher Volker
Tom Fridley ... Justin
Kari Whitman ... Melody Austin
Morgan Fairchild ... Mayor Karen Wilton
Ken Foree ... Acardi
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Devon
Dante D'Andre Dante D'Andre ... Piano Man
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Security Guard
Kelly Rutherford ... Salesgirl
Gary McGurk ... Mr. Webster
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A guy called Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the mall opens. What they don't realize is that Eric is living underneath the mall and he's very angry! Written by <Stickman_2@tripod.net>

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There was a Nightmare at the Mall. Eric the Phantom Struck. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario di un fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fries Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The mall in this movie was actually based on a real mall, the Kirkgate Shopping Mall in Bradford, England. Owing to a dispute with security officers, the Kirkgate Mall refused to be acknowledge in the end credits See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Madness: The Making of Popcorn (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Shame on You
Performed by Tentu
Written by Jan Pulsford
Courtesy of English Valley Music
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"Is there a Phantom of Mall?" Folks are bound to ask! "Is He the Phantom of them all, or just some Retard in a broken Hockey Mask!"
22 November 1999 | by drunk-2See all my reviews

Though I suppose it would be well possible to make a better movie about a shopping mall version of the Phantom of the opera, to the best of my knowledge no one ever has. Unless you count "Gremlins 2: The New Batch", on account of the fact that it featured a Phantom themed Gremlin. I don't count this though, so let's move on. Not only is "P.O.M" (as I shall now call it) the best movie ever to place the Phantom in a mall, but it is also the greatest (IE: only tolerable) Polly Shore movie ever made. This movie being made in 1988 before Polly Shore was famous enough to be allowed to act like Polly Shore in a film. Another nice touch is the fact that the front doors of the Mall are labelled "Mall Entrance." Really I though they were the entrance to something other than the building they're attached to like the magical world Narnia or something. Anyway the real draw of this film is it awesome musical theme. It's reminiscent of a better day when almost all movies had a rock'n song about their plot at the end, under Hollywood's "well it worked for Ghostbusters" policy. The song boldly dares to use such controversial terms as "Boobs" and "Retard". Point being if your not doing something productive to uplift the human spirt (which if you're reading my review on "The Phantom of the Mall" you and I both know you aren't) rent and watch this hidden jewel of cinema and make Mr. Polly "The Free World's Punching Bag" Shore a couple pennies richer. Go ahead, I dare ya!


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