Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

This third entry in the Phantasm series is the poorest of all. This time, Mike (Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Bannister) meet some new friends and join up with Jody (Bill Thornbury) from beyond the dead in their quest to stop the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 12, 1994
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Has none of the surrealistic excess that made the first movie such a genuine delight, and managed to save the second one from itself.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Sure, there's still the '71 Hemi 'Cuda and the four-barrel shotgun, but it's not enough to get past nunchucks and biker zombies.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Falls back on mystery-sapping exposition.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Don Coscarelli outdoes the humor of John Hughes in what feels like a more honest version of the gleeful sadism in Home Alone.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

The first film is like an actual nightmare, whereas the sequels feel more like someone's garish descriptions of a nightmare.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's all fairly absurd, but Coscarelli retains his enthusiasm and imagination with a healthy sense of ridiculousness.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

don't really get it

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Third film in the Phantasm series a bit more elaborate than the second one, and it definitely tries to do something different. Director Don Coscarelli returns… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
My favorite Phantasm flick! Black humour has taken over the serious tone from the previous installment. A similar road picture to Phantasm II, but it seems… More
Anthony Lawrie
It still makes no sense whatsoever! Has its moments but is not great!
Daniel Parsons
Oh dear, and it was going so well! If <i>Phantasm</i> was a cult classic with intelligence and originality making up for a slightly schizo… More
Cassandra Maples
This is definitely one of the best horror movies there is. (Of course, you've got to see the first two, but this movie in particular is great!) If you have… More