(1998) Phantasm IV: Oblivion

This entry in the series is kind of where you’d expect a horror series to go in its fourth installment. There’s a ton of backstory, time travel and all-in-all, it’s potentially the most ambitious movie of the series. Where all other franchises dove straight into the trash, Oblivion excelled gracefully.

I talked a lot this week about humanizing villains and how it detracts from their scariness. In this case, they managed to really get in depth with the tall man without making him any less scary; if anything, it made him even more scary. After all, we learn in Oblivion that the entity that is the tall man, is very much separate from Dr. Jeb.

This is a great sequel, so far this series hasn’t let up; bring on Ravager baby.



Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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