Phantasm II

Phantasm II

A FILM BY: Don Coscarelli
WRITTEN BY: Don Coscarelli
STARRING: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm


Almost a full decade after shocking and befuddling audiences with cerebral nightmare epic PHANTASM, writer/director Don Coscarelli unleashed this infinitely more amped-up braindamager. The elderly-but-omnipotent Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) has returned to devour entire towns, transforming select victims into dwarven fiends to aid in his latent enslavement of the Earth. Mankind’s only hope lies with a bald ice cream vendor and a blow-dried goof from an insane asylum. More gore, more goop and more chainsaw-wielding, automobile-crushing, house-exploding action than we’ll see in another fright film until Hollywood wises the hell up. No worries if you’re new to the series: a 30-second recap knocks things into place for the following 96 minutes of full-tilt transdimensional antihuman dementia!  - Text courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse

Technical Information

Production Year: 1988
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 97 mins
Format: 35mm