Taken to a hospital, Mike has a near death experience, in which his brother Jody appears and tells him to stay away from the light. Reggie explains to her about his dealings with The Tall Man over the years, and she is amazed by his tale. As Mike shows Liz the dimensional gate, Reggie ignites the flamethrower to burn the building down, but the Tall Man surprises them, knocking Reggie down, throwing Mike into the portal, and carrying Liz to the embalming table. After convincing Jody and Reggie, who are initially skeptical of his stories, they find a strange white room with containers in the mausoleum. The Tall Man is the primary antagonist of the Phantasm horror film series and one of the main influences on mythos.
Death is no escape from me. The Tall Man is a cold psychopathic traveler who explores worlds and knows all that is unknown while he destroys lives and commands his legion of the undead. He is opposed by a young boy, Mike Michael Baldwin , who tries to convince his older brother Jody Bill Thornbury and family friend Reggie Reggie Bannister of the threat. He moves from town to town, first becoming the undertaker of that town and secretly removing the corpses from the graveyards and mortuaries. . The last two were released direct-to-video. After they have buried three looters in the yard, Tim tells Reggie how the Tall Man took his parents and how he escaped.
Reggie, who is sitting beside him, tells Mike he was simply having a nightmare, something that has been a common occurrence since Jody died in a car crash. Mike escapes through the gate, finding himself in a cemetery. Reggie helps Mike climb back out, while the Tall Man prepares to embalm Liz alive with a giant probe; Mike pulls the silver sphere from the keyhole and releases it at the Tall Man, but he pries it off and crushes it effortlessly. Jebediah's research eventually led him to construct a that enabled him to travel through time and space. The threesome crash into the embalming room, where the Tall Man meanwhile has begun operating on Mike. Death fluid Then there is his embalming chemical.
They bleed yellow because of the fluid and can die if you hit them hard enough like, say, with all four barrels of a shotgun. Jebediah Morningside, an ordinary mortician who served as a medic for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Reggie in the later films seems to be still stuck there, given his lifestyle and slang. When a tripped alarm distracts them downstairs, the Tall Man captures Liz and drives away in his hearse. The liquid is usually kept in a pumping machine at his local undertaker facilities.
These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. And it was poor Reggie in both films! We lay that sucker out flat and drive a stake right through his Goddamn heart! Reggie from the second movie onwards has his four-barreled shotgun. It was even implied in some of the films that it was Mike's belief and fear in the Tall Man that continued the latter's existence, meaning the Tall Man was an example of the , akin to Slender Man. He is scientifically gifted and prefers to use these undead and technological servants, as opposed to Slender Man's use of proxies, and has destroyed entire towns in the process. These were last survivors of one of the first villages the Tall-Man destroyed. This is slightly similar to how Slender Man is shown as spider-like or with tentacles in some depictions.
You shoot to kill, or you don't shoot at all. In the dream world, Reggie wanders around the hospital hallways, but a nurse orders him back to his room. They stay the night at an abandoned motel and Reggie tells her the story of the Tall Man. And being a horror film buff - even t. She radios in some people. Michael Balwin encounters the mysterious Tall Man Angus Scrimm , who makes the act of enjoying a cool cool breeze from the back of an ice-cream truck irrefutably creepy. Though, to be fair, the extent of his powers is never made clear.
Mike reveals that the coffins he dug up are empty and urges Reggie to help him hunt the Tall Man down; a groundskeeper's flashlight prompts them to leave. Mike relays his fears to a fortune teller and her granddaughter about the possibility of Jody departing and leaving him in the care of his aunt, along with his suspicions about the Tall Man. History Jebediah Morningside used to be a regular mortician. He says it's no longer their home, it's The Tall Man's now. While this gives the Phranchise incredible depth and subtext, allowing for numerous interpretations, it also makes some of the concepts explored extremely opaque. Such zombies will be ugly, moaning, dwarf-like, walking dead regardless of their original sizes. Mike walks on, recognizes the Tall Man ahead of him and wakes up.
The notion of fear itself as the killer is established, propelling Mike toward his final confrontation with the Tall Man. However, a new Tall Man immediately comes through the gate, pulls the golden sphere from Mike's head and disappears again. Mike reveals The Tall Man unleashed an alien virus that caused an apocalypse on society worldwide. They manage to fight off the small monsters into which the hands morph, and also the pink hearse containing the three looters. In desperation he strikes his tuning fork and the sphere explodes. The Tall-Man has a deep, raspy, booming voice and he naturally exudes an aura of evil and intimidation.