R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Although being very tall, standing at 6ft4, Angus Scrimm wore suits several sizes smaller and boots with lifts inside that added 3 inches to his height making him 6'6
I know you're not going to believe this, but these things were here, right in the garage, and they were going to get me!
Jody: Aww, give me a break, would you?
Mike: They were jumping on the car and making these weird sounds!
Jody: You're sure it wasn't that retarded...
(at around 56 mins) The Volkswagen originally faces the overturned ice cream truck, but when Mike breaks through the back window and the car takes off, the ice cream truck has disappeared.
The cable TV version has a extra text in the credits that reads "enter the Tall Man's Mausoleum if you dare at www.phantasm.com"
Due to a mix up while transfering from film to video, early VHS releases were missing part of the scene when Michael, Jody and Reggie are in the "dimentional doorway" room when the lights go out. Originally the scene had them arguing, Michael lighting a lighter and he and Jody running when they see a dwarf, accidently leaving Reggie behind. The mistaken version has the scene jump from the lights going out to where Jody is searching for Michael outside, completely throwing off its continuity and having the scene make no sense.