I love it when a sequel picks up exactly where the last film left off, this is exactly where Phantasm II begins. A quick recap of the first film leading us right to the final scene and slamming us straight into action. Following the opening scene we learn that Mike has been in a psychiatric facility for years where they have spent all their efforts trying to convince him everything was all in his imagination. He decides to play along so he can be released, once free the first thing he does is contact Reggie. After some persuasion he convinces Reggie into helping him go after the Tall Man.
Other than the obvious casting switcheroo this sequel falls beautifully in line with the first film. Angus Scrimm is wonderful as the ever-ominous Tall Man. As with the first film it is filled with random unexpected weirdness, one of things I really love about the Phantasm films. There really isn’t much more I can say that hasn’t been said before. Again, if you haven’t delved into this series then you should at some point.