It’s day twenty-eight of my HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE where I have to see a horror movie a day during the month of October and write a short review for each one.
PHANTASM is a film , which shares the pedestal with other horror classics, such as HALLOWEEN, but its multiple sequels do not do justice to the original. PHANTASM RAVAGER is the latest instalment the fans of the franchise held high hopes for. What transpired is overwritten, confusing and an uninteresting ride that should have stayed buried or forgotten on the studio's shelf.
You have to give it to the actors from the original, most of them are back for this FINAL fight with evil, and give enthusiastic performances, but the lazy script does not give them much to work with.
The visual effects department was also a major let down. The clumsy CGI is barely passable and will look awkward on the big screen.
There's nothing positive to say about PHANTASM RAVAGER. It made me feel nostalgic for the time when I saw the original, but this is not the "final chapter" the fans like myself deserved.
SCORE OUT OF 5:
SCARY SCORE: NONE
GORE SCORE: NONEFUN SCORE: 🎃