R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber, known only as the Tall Man, who employs a lethal arsenal of unearthly weapons.
The casket Angus Scrimm picks up by himself was made from paper mache. Scrimm notes the handles were Styrofoam cups. He had to lift the casket from underneath with one hand and use a rope that was tied to the other side to pick it up. He notes it wasn't heavy, just cumbersome. "We took the dead body out," the actor says. He also mentions it fell apart on the first take, but they were able to pull off three takes.
There's this door down here, and I bet there's something behind it.
When Mike falls off of his motorbike, the stunt double used is obvious. Also, the area around him looks changed, or at least the angle.
The remastered version begins with the Bad Robot logo appearing in one of the Tall Man's spheres.
Another scene cut from Phantasm, but shown in Phantasm: Oblivion is 'The "Just the wind" sequence. Mike is walking down one of the town's streets at night. Reggie's Ice Cream Truck stops next to him. Mike sees Reggie and jumps in. As they drive. Reggie hears something and he asks Mike if he heard it. Mike replies "It's jJust the wind." Reggie nods. And they drive off. We see the tail light fade off into the darkness.