History Film / Phantasm

27th Oct '17 6:50:07 AM owlyoudoin
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* UndignifiedDeath: Happens to the caretaker. Not only is he the first Sphere kill in the films but [[spoiler:he then urinates himself all over the floor when he hits the ground.]]

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* UndignifiedDeath: Happens to the caretaker. Not only is he the first Sphere kill in the films but [[spoiler:he then urinates himself all over the floor when he hits the ground.]]
27th Oct '17 6:44:44 AM owlyoudoin
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Reggie is an inversion of the trope. No matter what, [[JokerImmunity the Regman repeatably survives what happens to him]].

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Reggie is an inversion of the trope. No matter what, [[JokerImmunity the Regman repeatably repeatedly survives what happens to him]].
1st Oct '17 6:19:07 PM Ilshan
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* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted with the caretaker, who voids his bladder after being fatally drilled by a sentinel sphere.
24th Jul '17 12:43:11 PM Silverblade2
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* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler:Reggie's family, including his young daughter, are killed after the Tall Man blows up their house]].



* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler:Reggie's family, including his young daughter, are killed after the Tall Man blows up their house]].



* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler:The film ends with Tim being taken taken and killed by one of The Tall Man's lurkers, if his absence in the next film is anything to go by.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler:The film ends with Tim being taken taken and killed by one of The Tall Man's lurkers, if his absence in the next film is anything to go by.]]
20th Jun '17 4:18:52 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The Tall Man is trapped in an abandoned mine shaft! Woo-hoo, yay! Then our hero wakes up, the adventure seemingly being All Just a Dream. Also, his brother was Dead All Along. However, as he's processing this, the Tall Man suddenly shows up, and drags his nemesis into a closet. Luckily, there were sequels.]]
6th Jun '17 9:58:39 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* OneWordTitle
28th May '17 7:58:25 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* ActionSurvivor: Reggie.

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%%* * ActionSurvivor: Reggie.Reggie. He spends most of the films being the one with no clue of what to do or any special skills or abilities.



* CoolCar: In the first film Jody's 1971 'Cuda with a 440 6-pack, which, if built as one, would mean it was one of 237 built. From the second film on it's a '71 Hemi 'Cuda, it would be one of 107 built if a original hemi.

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* CoolCar: In the first film Jody's 1971 'Cuda with a 440 6-pack, which, if built as one, would mean it was one of 237 built. From the second film on it's a '71 Hemi 'Cuda, it would be one of 107 built if a original hemi.semi. By the final film, it's been upgraded to a WeaponizedCar packing ''dual miniguns''.



%%* DirtyOldMan: Reggie.

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%%* * DirtyOldMan: Reggie.Reggie. By the last film, when he's actually living on a geriatric hospital, he still manages to be a KavorkaMan.



%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption

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%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: There is no way to ''stop'' the Tall Man. There is no way to ''get away from'' the Tall Man. [[spoiler:The series itself pretty much ends on "AndTheAdventureContinues", edging on BolivianArmyEnding.]]



%%* EveryCarIsAPinto

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%%* EveryCarIsAPinto* EveryCarIsAPinto: The Tall Man's hearse and his goons' vehicles tear themselves to pieces and explode after being hit with a shotgun enough times.



%%* AllJustADream: [[OrWasItADream "No, it's not!"]]

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%%* * AllJustADream: Mike actually tries to summon this Trope to keep Liz calm.... [[OrWasItADream "No, it's not!"]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Reggie finally finds Mike and Jody, but they're all still stuck in a battle against the Tall man, who for all intents and purposes is unstoppable]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Reggie finally finds Mike and Jody, but they're all still stuck in a battle against the Tall man, Man, who for all intents and purposes is unstoppable]].
28th May '17 5:18:55 PM hitmonkey
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* IdiotBall: [[JustForPun The spheres]] have a tendency to accidentally kill the Tall Man's minions when they're supposed to be targeting the heroes.

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* IdiotBall: [[JustForPun The spheres]] spheres have a tendency to accidentally kill the Tall Man's minions when they're supposed to be targeting the heroes.
15th Feb '17 8:05:21 AM creepingdeath
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* CoolCar: In the first film Jody's 1971 'Cuda with a 440 6-pack, which, if built as one, would mean it was one of 237 built. From the second film on it's a '71 Hemi 'Cuda, it would be one of 107 built if a original hemi.
18th Dec '16 2:32:56 AM Geoduck
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* DropTheHammer: Reggie has a sldge hammer with him, [[spoiler:which he uses to kill Jennifer after she turns out to be one of The Tall Man's minions]].

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* DropTheHammer: Reggie has a sldge sledge hammer with him, [[spoiler:which he uses to kill Jennifer after she turns out to be one of The Tall Man's minions]].



* BatmanGambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie into going for a gun, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.

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* AssholeVictim: The guy who stole the Cuda gets murdered by a sphere.
* BatmanGambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie car's driver into going for a gun, then pulls the gun out of its actual hiding place, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.Reggie's.
* BigDamnHeroes: Jody shows up at a crucial moment, driving the weaponized Cuda.



* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler: Rocky turns up in TheStinger.]]
* CreditsGag: The threat in the end credits is escalated to "the ''eternal'' wrath of the Tall Man."



* KavorkaMan: Reggie. Or at least it's strongly implied that [[spoiler: Dawn would have invited him into her bed, if she hadn't come back downstairs and found him already asleep.]]



* SequelEscalation: A giant version of a sentinel sphere figures into the plot. One trailer shows it [[spoiler: slicing apart an entire multistory building.]]

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: None of Demeter's dialogue is translated.
* SequelEscalation: A giant version Gigantic versions of a sentinel sphere figures into the plot. One trailer shows it spheres appear, especially in the reality where [[spoiler: slicing apart an entire multistory building.The Tall Man has taken over the world.]]
* TheStinger: The action continues after the credits start rolling, including a scene where [[spoiler: a very battered but still living Chunk comes crawling out of a portal in the desert and meets up with Rocky.
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