Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
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Phantasm: Oblivion is the 4th installment of the series. The cast from the orginal Phantasm returns as Mike attempts to find how the tall man came to be. Mike, along with Cody and some help from Reggie, travels through various dimensions of time and space to find the source of the tall man.
The sequel with balls!
Also Known As:
Phantasm IV: Infinity
Title: Phantasm IV: Oblivion
Release Date: October 13, 1998
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language.
A. Michael Baldwin ...Mike
Reggie Bannister ...Reggie
Bill Thornbury ...Jody
Heidi Marnhout ...Jennifer
Bob Ivy ...Demon Trooper
Angus Scrimm ...The Tall Man / Dr. Jebediah Morningside
Christopher L. Stone ...Music & Dwarf Creatures (voice) (as Christopher...
Chloe Kay ...Background Player
Sylvia Flammer ...Background Player
David Gasster ...Background Player
Sasha Kassel ...Background Player
Aidan Kassel ...Background Player
Eric Avary ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Andy John ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
George A. Craig ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Steven C. Kassel ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Gates ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Todd Mecklem ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Michael Perkins ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Colin Jessup ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Stanley Potter ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
yrava Regor ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Brett Schweinfurth ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Robert Tomaszewski ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman
Roger Avary ...13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman (as yrava...
A. Michael Baldwin
Christopher L. Stone
Phantasm IV: Oblivion Horror Film Trailer 1
"Have You Seen It?"
More Movie Taglines:
- The sequel with balls!
- From the Creators of the Original Phantasm comes the sequel "Phans" Have Been Screaming for!
- The Nightmare Lives On...But Humanity May Not!
- You Can't Go Forward Until You've Gone Back.
- The Tall Man: Cut me down! Michael: No! The Tall Man: I won't hurt you. Michael: You're killing the world! The Tall Man: I'll go away... and I won't ever come back [gives mischevious grin] The Tall Man: . Michael: [You] will? The Tall Man: Yes.
The Tall Man: Now this won't hurt a bit. Well, maybe just a little bit.
The Tall Man: Careful what you look for. You just might find it.
The Tall Man: Small Man, your end approaches but it is not yet. Take great care how you play.
Michael: Do you remember our old town. That last perfect day, before he came.
- In the sequence showing Mike, Reggie, and Jody playing guitar and sitting on the hood of a car, the same actors A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, and Bill Thornbury are actually the ones playing the part. No younger actors were used at all.
One very difficult scripted sequence required filming on Wilshire Boulevard, the largest street in Los Angeles, only it had to be devoid of any people. As closing this major thoroughfare would be impossible and massively expensive, Don Coscarelli and his crew came up with a novel approach. Just minutes before sunrise on Thanksgiving holiday morning, the crew was ready to film, guerrilla-style, with the key actors A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm. They took over the street, without permission, and had ten uninterrupted minutes of filming with absolutely not a soul in sight. They only had that roughly ten minutes to film, but still managed to shoot the scene as they wanted it.
Filmed in 23 days.
Roger Avary, a self-confessed hardcore fan of the Phantasm series, wrote an epic screenplay originally called "Phantasm 1999 A.D." as a follow-up to Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994). It was set in a post-apocalyptic near future, featuring Bruce Campbell as a co-star. As the time passed and they couldn't get the budget needed (around $10 million) Don Coscarelli wrote and directed this fourth installment as a pre-cursor to the project, that was conveniently re-titled "Phantasm 2012 A.D." before sticking into "Phantasm's End" as the definitive title. Ultimately, when the financing for such an ambitious sequel couldn't be secured, the idea was scrapped altogether.
Don Coscarelli originally offered the part of Jennifer to A. Michael Baldwin's wife, Jennifer Bross but she declined. Heidi Marnhout was cast instead. Ms. Bross did provide, however, the crackling voice for the fortune teller.
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