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Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

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Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun.

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Don Coscarelli

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Don Coscarelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reggie Bannister ... Reggie
A. Michael Baldwin ... Mike
Bill Thornbury ... Jody
Gloria Lynne Henry Gloria Lynne Henry ... Rocky
Kevin Connors ... Tim
Cindy Ambuehl ... Edna
John Davis Chandler ... Henry (as John Chandler)
Brooks Gardner ... Rufus
Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man
Irene Roseen ... Demon Nurse
Sarah Scott Davis ... Tanesha (as Sarah Davis)
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Motel Owner
Claire Benedek ... Tim's Mother
Wendy Way Wendy Way ... Woman at Orphanage
Robert Beecher Robert Beecher ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of destruction encounter a variety of dangerous situations, friends and enemies. They also must contend with the resurrected dead plus a growing number of the infamous and deadly silver spheres which aid the Tall Man as he sets his sights on indoctrinating Mike and finishing the fight begun so many years ago. Written by Warlock <asstgpa@crimjust.ccjscarolina.edu>

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He's back... and this time he won't take no for an answer! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1994 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantasm: Lord of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this sequel, for the first and only time in the series, the main characters refer to the dwarves as "Lurkers" and the spheres as "Sentinels". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) At the end of the movie when Tim walks through the double doors there is a toilet in the background which wasn't there in the previous scene, there was a table in its place earlier. See more »

Quotes

Reg: Jody, what the hell are you doing here? You're dead.
Jody: So what else is new?
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Crazy Credits

In versions released in the US, the opening credits read PHANTASM: LORD OF THE DEAD, but the end credits read PHANTASM III. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1994 UK Guild video release featured the R-rated print and was further edited before submission by the distributors to remove all footage of nunchakus. The 2005 Anchor Bay DVD was the complete and uncut version. See more »

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so far the best one
3 November 2016 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Phantasm isn't the franchise that gets me by the throat but number 3 does deliver what I was looking for. It's action from the beginning until the end and it do has some nasty shots.

Somehow part 1 and 2 showed that it was some kind of low budget flick but here all the money did go to the effects. And they are this time well done with some gory parts and a bit of comedy added. Still it's not a comedy it's a pure fantasy/horror flick. The story itself is always the same, fighting against the tall man and his spheres. But don't watch it for the story, enjoy the action with some old school effects (latex) and the high tech effects CGI wise used back then (morphing).

If you haven't seen earlier Phantasm flicks, don't worry, there's a bit of explanation at the beginning.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5


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