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« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2008, 08:17:56 AM »

As someone who loves this movie, I can see how many hate it. The story is confusing and almost non-existent at times. The acting is horrible in places, and yes it drags.

I saw this movie back in the summer of 79 at the age of 11 and I identified with Mike in every way. This movie just struck a chord at the time, since it was so unlike anything released at the time.

It also has the most creepy nightmarish atmosphere of any movie I have ever seen. The lighting, the feelings of isolation and separation are throughout the movie. I think it also helps if you look at the movie from the viewpoint of a 12 year old boy who is questioning his fears of adulthood mortality. The eerie music also gives a strange sense of doom at every turn.

I can get why people dislike this movie. I dont get it when people dislike this one, then praise crap like the Chucky movies, or Saw. To me this movie and a handful of others (Suspira, Videodrome, Prince of Darkness) are just on their own level above the dreck.
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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2009, 10:35:23 PM »

Funniest review I've read on here....period! I think alot of the other comments have been unfair. Yes, it is a fairly decent horror film and it is enjoyable to us B-movie folk, but it is utterly mindboggling. The editing and layout of the plot is very, very confusing....but funny. I love the garage scene with the hammer and thought the end was quite scary.
I like this film alot, since I rewatched it with a friend, but it has ALOT of holes...  Smile
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« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2009, 04:22:11 PM »

   Well, all has been said cept the fact that the lil brother's facial expressions throughout the movie are priceless...especially when he chops off the Tall Man's fingers and mustard comes out!
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« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2009, 07:42:12 PM »

I think the main problem is the confusing way it's presented. I've just finished watching it for the first time and my initial reaction coming out of it was that it was awful. However, after 20 minutes I realised that it had made me laugh at several points, I was giving the characters protips throughout the film ("Don't do it Reggie! NOOOOOO!") and I had managed to explain the plot to a housemate who walked in halfway through so it obviously wasn't as confusing as I first thought. The only way I can explain my immediate hatred of it is my brain throwing a tantrum over the extra legwork.

On to part II  TongueOut
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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2010, 09:09:14 PM »

Hmmm well, i read your review and don't agree with it at all really.  I enjoyed the movie and didn't expect it to be at all realistic.  I think more or less you went in expecting too much from an 80's horror film.  These movie are great often because they are so lame.  Much like the best comedy of all time, Steven Segal's "Exit Wounds".

I had much more fun watching Phantasm than i did reading this review.

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron)  
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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2010, 10:32:47 PM »

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron)  

Mmmmm, free prawn.
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« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2010, 12:44:32 AM »

I was rather shocked at the scene where the henchman gets the ball stuck in his skull.  We see it stick hooks in his head, then DRILL into it.  Blood ERUPTS nearly non-stop from him, then he falls on the ground in front of the kid, twitches, and his bladder breaks.  YUCKY!!!
That part, and the Tall Man going, "BOYYYYYY!!!!" are what I remember most about this film.
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2010, 07:49:26 AM »

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron)  

Free pron? Where does the queue start? Can't have enough pron!  BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle

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« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2010, 07:50:57 AM »

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron) 

Is pron the sequel to tron?
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« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2010, 08:10:25 AM »

I thought he was hungry for shrimp, but now that you mention it, he could be a fan of Tron's less-famous brother. Kind of like the Frank Stallone of computer programs.
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« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2010, 12:03:06 PM »

Hmmm well, i read your review and don't agree with it at all really.  I enjoyed the movie and didn't expect it to be at all realistic.  I think more or less you went in expecting too much from an 80's horror film.  These movie are great often because they are so lame.  Much like the best comedy of all time, Steven Segal's "Exit Wounds".

I had much more fun watching Phantasm than i did reading this review.

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron)  


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« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2010, 02:23:45 AM »

Hmmm well, i read your review and don't agree with it at all really.  I enjoyed the movie and didn't expect it to be at all realistic.  I think more or less you went in expecting too much from an 80's horror film.  These movie are great often because they are so lame.  Much like the best comedy of all time, Steven Segal's "Exit Wounds".

I had much more fun watching Phantasm than i did reading this review.

(Oh and you can save your time coming up with a less than witty retort, because I'm not going to be wasting another second of my time here while the internet still has free pron)  


Another happy customer!  TeddyR

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« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2010, 12:29:46 AM »

GTFO!  Hatred
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« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2011, 01:49:24 PM »


 Completely love this film.  This may or may not have to do with the context in which I first saw it, which was 32 hours into a weekend long party with access to all the liquor in the world at a young age... but still, it holds a warm place in my heart. And absolutely worthy of the title "So bad that it's good.." 

 *will probably watch it on Netflix tonight*  Smile
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