Synopsis: Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, afraid to lose his brother follow him to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lifting a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate, and discovers that the Tall Man, protected by his flying spheres, is shrinking dead bodies down to half their normal size and reanimating them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Don Coscarelli
Production: Well Go USA Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min



- Oh!

- Oh!

Oh, oh, baby.


Tommy, Tommy.


- Oh!

- Oh!

Oh, oh!

Oh! Oh, that was great, baby.


Hi, Reg.

How's it goin'?

Tommy's gone.

It's, uh...

it's a hell of a way to end a tro.

It's hard to believe.

Killed himself.

Hey, I, uh...

I'm gonna go visit somebody. Uh...

- I'll catch you inside.

- Yeah.

The funeral is about to begin... sir!

OK... sir.

It was a good idea not to let

your brother come to the funeral

and see Tommy like this.

Yeah, after Mom and Dad's funeral,

he had nightmares for weeks.

And forgive us our debts

as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil...

Hey, I don't like this place.

Well, say goodbye to Tommy.

Let's just get the hell outta here.

Hi, Michael.

Hi. Is your grandmother home?

Sure, come in.

Grandmother, Michael has returned

and wishes to speak with you.

Grandmother is pleased you've come

and wants to know what's bothering you.

Uh, tell her that I, um...

She can hear you.

Oh, yeah.

Uh... it's Jody again.

I found out that he's leaving.

I think

it's one of these headers in here.

- Hey, Toby!

- Hey!

- So what brings you back?

- Tommy.

Yeah... yeah, shoot.

I just don't get off on funerals, man.

They give me the creeps.

I just wanna tell you

I heard about your folks. I'm sorry.

Yeah, thank you, man.

In two years I guess you can

just about get over anything.

- So, I hear you've been out on the road.

- Yeah.

How come you're hanging

around this dump?

Well, I'm taking care of the kid.

Sh*t, I'd think after all that action,

this town'd drive you nuts.

You're damn right.

Now the kid's 13, I'm thinking

of sending him off to live with his aunt,

but I'll tell you, he ain't gonna like it.

As it is, he follows me everywhere,

it's like he knows I'm gonna leave.

He's a tough little kid. I love him.

I'm gonna miss him.

Grandmother says not to worry.

If he does leave, he'll take you with him.

- God, I hope she's right.

- She always is.

There's somethin' else.

I'm really scared about something I did.

I was messing around up at Morningside

Cemetery and I saw something...

something really scary.


Grandmother wants to play a little game.

Wow! How did you do that?

Put your hand in the box.

- What's in it?

- Just put your hand in the black box.

OK, but what's in it?

- Hey, this thing really hurts!

- Don't fear, Michael.

- I can't get my hand out!

- Don't fear.

- Gimme back my hand!

- Don't fear!

It was simply a reflection.

Fear is the killer.

That's what Grandmother

wants you to learn.

Boy, that really hurt.

It was all in your mind.

Um, yeah.

Come and visit us again soon.


Hi, Reg.

- Writin' a new tune?

- Yeah, working on it.

# I'm just a-sittin' here at midnight #

All right.

# And I'll be sittin' here till noon

# You see my lady left me lonely

# Yes, she did

# My baby left me blue #


Huh! Whew!

All right. We're hot as love, you know.

Well, uh, let's see.

It's, uh, just right up the street.

This is, uh... kinda spooky, isn't it?

No, it's exciting.

So, uh... what's the only thing to do

in this town?

Well, it's, uh, something...


- Wow!

- Wow!


What the heck?

Wait here. It's my little brother.

I think he's got some kind of a problem.


What's wrong with you, man?

There's something up there.

I know it, I saw it!


OK, look, I was following you guys.

I didn't mean any harm,

but it's out there, it's gonna get me!

What's out there?

I don't know. It was... it was little and brown

and low to the ground.

It's probably just a gopher in heat.

It wasn't any gopher!

Where's that girl, anyway?

She's waitin' back there for me, you idiot!

Hear that?

Nah, it's only the wind.

You better go get her

before it gets her.

You got some kind of overactive

imagination or somethin', man?

Look, tell you what...

You go on home.

I'll talk to you when I get back.

- You sure you're gonna be OK?

- Ah, get outta here.

Did that chick I left with last night

ever come back in here?

What happened? You get a hold

of something you couldn't handle?

Nah, she just ditched out on me, I guess.

We were, uh, messin' around

out there at Morningside.

- At the funeral parlour?

- Mm.

The cemetery.

Jody, is that you?

You hit my f***in' foot, man!

You won't believe this, but these things

were here and they were gonna get me!

Ah, gimme a break, will you?

They were jumping on the car,

making these weird sounds.

Sure it wasn't that retarded kid, Timmy?

No, it was the same thing

that chased me last night!

Well, what are we gonna do?

You're crazy, man.



Oh, sh*t!

I gotta talk to you.

- And it's in that box?

- Yep.

OK, I believe you.


What's goin' on up there?

Well, there's somethin' I didn't tell you.

I was spying on Tommy's funeral

from the groves.

After everybody left, that tall man

picked up Tommy's coffin all by himself,

- put it in the hearse, and drove off.

- You're crazy.

I helped carry that sucker myself,

it must have weighed over 500 pounds.

I can't figure this thing out.

But I do know one thing.

Something weird is going on up there.

We're going for the sheriff.

Go get your... evidence.

All right!

That's funny.

Jody! Jody!

The garbage disposal. Come on.

You ready? Go!

Would you look at that.

Hi, guys.

Thought I'd come and see what was goin'

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Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli, Jr. (born February 17, 1954) is a Libyan-American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep. more…

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