Phantasm IV: Oblivion

Synopsis: Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. Meanwhile, Reggie (accompanied by a beauty he picked up on the road) battles the spheres and the undead in a quest to find Mike before the Tall Man can complete his transformation.
Director(s): Don Coscarelli
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Where he came from, nobody knows.

His evil spread like a plague...

destroying towns...

maiming and killing.

We called him The Tall Man.

At first we thought

he was just an undertaker.

His hordes pillaged graveyards,

rooted up the bodies...

and spirited off the dead

to a place worse than hell.

We were just three friends.

Jody was taken from us, turned by

The Tall Man into an alien form.

His younger brother Mike

I've tried to protect as he's grown.

The Tall Man wants

to transform him into one of his kind.

My name is Reggie.

I was an ice-cream vendor by trade.

Now...l'm a soldier...

a soldier in a war against

his army of the living dead.

On his own, Mike fled into the wastelands,

trying to escape the transformation

that was taking place inside him.

His only hope was to somehow uncover

the mysteries of The Tall Man.

As for me, I was left deep in the catacombs

of The Tall Man's lair.

Mike left me hanging.

Small man, your end approaches

but it is not yet.

Take great care how you play.

The final game now begins.

Reggie, I've been moving

southeast for three days now.

I know he's behind me somewhere.

Don't try to come after me.

There's very little left alive

out here any more.

The towns have all been abandoned.

Do you remember our old town?

That last perfect day before he came?

It was the very next day that he arrived.

I remember, Reggie.

I was with my brother.

Where are you, brother?

What's become of you?

Jody died in a car wreck.

- Hey, Reg.

- Goddamn it.

Not you again.

Why don't you just get the hell away

from me, man? I'm done with you.

That's a fine, "How ya been?" Reg.

If you think I'm going to help you find your

brother Mike, you're wrong, dead wrong.

You're his only friend.

He can't make it without you.

I wish things had been different...

but they're not.

No. Forget it. I'm done with that shit.

And besides, I thought you said

you were going to stay in touch later.

Like, later being the operative word here.

Well, as it turns out, we need you sooner.

I'm going after Mike now but I know

for sure we're going to need some backup,

from somebody he trusts.

Not me. Besides,

I wouldn't know where to look.

You just keep driving southwest

a few hundred miles

and it'll become pretty obvious.

No thanks, Jody.

Not to mention the damage to my car.

I mean... the convertible roof,

the tyres all messed up.

And look at what that zombie bitch did

to my lacquer paint job.

Goddamn it.

Well... I guess I know where I'm going, huh?


Yes, boy.

The coach will drive itself.

God damn you to hell.

Not possible.

- Where are you taking me?

- Where you belong.

This experience may seem strange to you,

this evolution,

as you prepare for passage.

I still have a friend. He'll follow and find me.

You have no one... but me.

Son of a bitch.

Just what I need.

Now I've got to deal with a fucking cop.


Licence and registration.

The hell what's happening?

Don't kill me. Don't... kill me.

Don't kill me.

Ah. Ah.



F*ck you!

Come on.

Blow me.



Oh! Oh!

Oh, no.


Some cops can be real assholes.

Reggie, I don't yet know

why he's brought me here.

It feels like I'm at

ground zero of his experiment.

There is one escape from him, though.

And I've got a plan.

When the sun comes up,

I'm going to force him out.

See if I can't take him down with me.

Let me release you from this imperfect flesh

that ties you to time and space.

All that is unknown

will be known to you once more.

Where do you think

you're going, boy?

Death is no escape from me.

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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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