History Film / Phantasm

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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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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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]].
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