History Film / Phantasm

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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3rd Dec '16 12:35:45 AM Geoduck
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Sixteen years since the release of ''Oblivion'', a fifth film in the series, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1wOobOGa4w Phantasm V: Ravager]]'' has been completed. It is being promoted as the series finale, and will feature Mr. Scrimm's [[ActorExistenceFailure last performance]] as the Tall Man.

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Sixteen years since the release of ''Oblivion'', a fifth film in the series, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1wOobOGa4w Phantasm V: Ravager]]'' has been completed. was completed and released. It is being promoted as the series finale, and will feature features Mr. Scrimm's [[ActorExistenceFailure last performance]] as the Tall Man.
30th Oct '16 7:23:03 PM ZerroDefex
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** Further work-showing in the scene with Mike giving Jody the shotgun: "Don't point a gun at a man unless you intend to shoot him. Don't shoot at a man unless you intend to kill him. And no warning shots. Warning shots are bullshit." All 100% in line with the Rules of UsefulNotes/GunSafety.

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** Further work-showing in the scene with Mike giving Jody the shotgun: "Don't point a gun at a man unless you intend to shoot him. Don't shoot at a man unless you intend to kill him. And no warning shots. Warning shots are bullshit. You shoot to kill, or you don't shoot at all." All 100% in line with the Rules of UsefulNotes/GunSafety.
29th Oct '16 11:37:39 PM drac0blade
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To date, four films have been made, the most popular being the 1979 original, which remains a CultClassic admired for its atmosphere and originality. With ''Phantasm II'' in 1988, the series shifted away from quiet, creepy horror, giving the heroes some cool weapons and upping the excitement. 1994's ''Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead'' is more of the same with added comedy, while 1998's ''Phantasm IV: Oblivion'' is a lot more subdued, and takes time to explore (if not explain) things hitherto unexplored in the series, such as the possible origins of the Tall Man.

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To date, four five films have been made, the most popular being the 1979 original, which remains a CultClassic admired for its atmosphere and originality. With ''Phantasm II'' in 1988, the series shifted away from quiet, creepy horror, giving the heroes some cool weapons and upping the excitement. 1994's ''Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead'' is more of the same with added comedy, while 1998's ''Phantasm IV: Oblivion'' is a lot more subdued, and takes time to explore (if not explain) things hitherto unexplored in the series, such as the possible origins of the Tall Man.
27th Oct '16 3:53:17 PM erforce
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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, who for all intents and purposes is unstoppable]].
27th Oct '16 3:09:47 PM VenomLancerHae
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* SequelEscalation: A giant version of a sentinel sphere figures into the plot. One trailer shows it [[spoiler: slicing apart an entire multistory building.]]
* NumberedSequels: Played with with the subtitle, which has the "v" in ''Ravager'' highlighted.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive and powers intact.]]

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* SequelEscalation: A giant version of a sentinel sphere figures into the plot. One trailer shows it AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: slicing apart an entire multistory building.]]
* NumberedSequels: Played with with
In the subtitle, which has "main" reality, the "v" in ''Ravager'' highlighted.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive
Tall Man issued a full on invasion and powers intact.took over much of the world.]]



* DefiantToTheEnd: Reggie expresses his wish to go out this way "On my own two feet, shoving four barrels and hell down their fucking throats
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: In the "main" reality, the Tall Man issued a full on invasion and took over much of the world]]
* The Virus: [[spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world]]
* Batman Gambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie into going for a gun, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Tall Man can't understand the concept of [[TrueCompanions Loyalty]]

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* BatmanGambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie into going for a gun, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Reggie expresses his wish to go out this way "On my own two feet, shoving four barrels and hell down their fucking throats
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: In the "main" reality, the Tall Man issued a full on invasion and took over much of the world]]
* The Virus: [[spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world]]
* Batman Gambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie into going for a gun, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.
throats.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Tall Man can't understand the concept of [[TrueCompanions Loyalty]]
Loyalty]].
* NumberedSequels: Played with with the subtitle, which has the "v" in ''Ravager'' highlighted.
* SequelEscalation: A giant version of a sentinel sphere figures into the plot. One trailer shows it [[spoiler: slicing apart an entire multistory building.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive and powers intact.]]
* TheVirus: [[spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world.]]
24th Oct '16 2:43:22 PM Lokiaesir
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[Spoiler: In the "main" reality, the Tall Man issued a full on invasion and took over much of the world]]

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: In the "main" reality, the Tall Man issued a full on invasion and took over much of the world]]
24th Oct '16 2:42:39 PM Lokiaesir
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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[Spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive and powers intact.]]
* AmbigousSituation: [[Spoiler:The movie plays around with the idea that the entire series is Reggie's delusions as he grows older and gets Senile Dementia.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: Reggie expresses his wish to go out this way "On my own two feet, shoving four barrels and hell down their fucking throats]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive and powers intact.]]
* AmbigousSituation: [[Spoiler:The AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler:The movie plays around with the idea that the entire series is Reggie's delusions as he grows older and gets Senile Dementia.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: Reggie expresses his wish to go out this way "On my own two feet, shoving four barrels and hell down their fucking throats]]throats



* The Virus: [[Spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world]]

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* The Virus: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world]]
24th Oct '16 2:41:05 PM Lokiaesir
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*UnexplainedRecovery: [[Spoiler: Mike returns in this movie, still alive and powers intact.]]
*AmbigousSituation: [[Spoiler:The movie plays around with the idea that the entire series is Reggie's delusions as he grows older and gets Senile Dementia.]]
*DefiantToTheEnd: Reggie expresses his wish to go out this way "On my own two feet, shoving four barrels and hell down their fucking throats]]
*AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[Spoiler: In the "main" reality, the Tall Man issued a full on invasion and took over much of the world]]
*The Virus: [[Spoiler: How the Tall Man took over the world]]
*Batman Gambit: Reggie tricks a yuppie into going for a gun, revealing that the yuppie's car was in fact Reggie's.
*EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Tall Man can't understand the concept of [[TrueCompanions Loyalty]]
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