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Reggie Bannister & Angus Scrimm are back.
on September 15, 2003
Phantasm II (1988). Rated "R". Running Time: One hour, 37 mins.
Directed and written by Don Coscarelli.
Produced by Dac Coscarelli, Robert Del Valle, Roberto A. Quezada.
This second Phantasm begins where the first film, PHANTASM (1979), left off and takes you seven years later. In real time it was nine years before they finally made this sequel. That is why everyone looks more mature. James Le Gros takes over as "Michael" for this film only. But A. Michael Baldwin can be seen in flashbacks. Reggie Bannister and the Tall Man Angus Scrimm are back and so are those deadly silver spheres. I'll keep the plot a surprise for you, but this sequel is more big-budget. They go all out for this one and is very enjoyable if you like suspense, horror and more gore.
Filmed in San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Santa Paula, Valencia, Chatsworth, Hawthorne, Highland Park, Los Angeles, California.
Funny sex scene.
If James Le Gros looks familiar, twelve years later after this film, he had a regular role in the tv series "Ally McBeal" in 2000-2001.
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead(1994).
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998).
Phantasm V: Ravager will be released October 7, 2016 as a double bill with Phantasm: Remastered (1979).
Angus Scrimm passed away January 9, 2016 at the age of 89. He had finished his scenes as "The Tall Man" for Phantasm V: Ravager (2016).