Sunday, August 15, 2010

BAD MOVIE REVIEW: Phantasm II (1988)

Over 20 midgets gave their lives to make this movie...well not really but there were quite a few of them that perished throughout this film. Their deaths filled the voids between action scenes and plot twists. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I enjoyed Phantasm 2 way more than I did the original. The original is in its own right amazing, but Phantasm 2 is everything Phantasm is not. It is easily one of the top 5 horror sequels of all time. The Tall Man returns wreaking havoc and mayhem all throughout the northwest. He comes and goes leaving entire towns empty and lifeless turning them all into his loyal army of nasty little dwarf minions.

There is no real way to explain this film without making it sound completely I won't. The two survivors of the original escape from the house and go on an all out Tall Man hunt across the northwest United States. The lead character is telepathically linked to a woman whom is about to encounter the tall man and he is mysteriously drawn to her. As they grow nearer the obstacles get more fierce as they battle an army of midgets, flying spheres of doom, creatures from another dimension, and the undead! Let's not forget that unforgettable chainsaw duel. Greatest thing ever to grace my television screen. Two men, two chainsaws, only one can survive.

This movie is just amazing. It is very outlandish but that's what makes it so damn fun. There aren't many kills but its mostly about the story and the characters than anything else. When people do die however...its so worth it. It's pretty much a couple of ass kicking Bruce Campbell wannabes. I'm ok with that. If you have not seen Phantasm 2, then I highly suggest you find a copy and see it. You will not be disappointed.

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