Phantasm: Ravager

2016

Fantasy  Horror  

22
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 5.2

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Cast

Daniel Roebuck as Demeter
Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man
Jay Oliva as Hooded Dwarf
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636.2 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MichaelJEpstein 9 / 10

Great new installment for fans following the whole arc of the series

I've now seen it twice and I really loved Ravager. Yes, it was made with modest resources, and that is visible, but it accomplishes all of the important things a film in this series should accomplish. It explores a story about how fear manifests when faced with terribly difficult realities.I love how the first film is about a young person coping with the deaths of their family, and Ravager is about an aging person coping with the loss of their memories as they face death. I love that full-circle, complementary nature of it. Without spoiling, I love that the Tall Man undergoes a real kind of transformation in it. In fact, it might be the most humanistic film in the whole series.I just really think the movie was made with real care and understanding of the heart of Phantasm. I'd much rather see a low- budget film that really gets it, than a higher-budget film that doesn't.So, in summary, Ravager is totally in the spirit of the films and gives tons to think about. If you're watching it and just griping about CGI, you're probably not watching Phantasm for what I consider the right reasons. This is really a film for people who love the first four films, and for us, it is a solid, sentimental payoff. I really appreciated all four previous films and now I love the fifth as well.

Reviewed by syreshark 9 / 10

From a True Phan

I'll start by saying that the Phantasm series is one of my all-time favorites. Each film progressively follows & continues the story line, but each film reflects upon the filmmaker, actors, crew, & time in which it was made. In that respect, Phantasm Ravager fits right in with the series. It has its own style, look, & feel, and, like the other sequels, it's trying something slightly new but with all the old gang in tow.I've read a few reviews complaining about the budget & the effects, as well as that fact that nothing is really resolved. As far as the budget: no fan of the series would be looking for much else. This has been & will be a low budget series til the end. Ravager is a fairly ambitious story & it fairs just fine with what it has to work with. As for resolution: no true Phan would ever expect or want anything resolved in the series. Throughout the series, any potential answer always brings with it a multitude of new questions. Ravager does the same. To give any concrete answer would fly in the face of everything that is a Phantasm film. One negative online review claims the film spits in the face of the fans by presenting a definitive and disappointing denouement. Again, nothing could be further from the truth. You take away exactly what you choose to take away. There are multiple interpretations and, like the entire series, it all rests with viewer.In the end, is the films as great as it could be? No. There can always be improvements to everything. It is not quite the grand finale I personally expected, yet I always depend on these films to stray from expectation. Am I happy that there is a new installment to endlessly analyze upon further viewings? Absolutely! The Phantasm series is something different to every Phan. Each Phan has there personal favorite, their personal theories, and their personal readings of the films. Phantasm morphs as the viewer does, remaining fluid, and forever changing. And like any good art, the Phantasm series, including Phantasm Ravager, remains open for infinite interpretation.

Reviewed by Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki 9 / 10

A sombre finale

Phantasm was the movie which started my interest in the craft of filmmaking, way back when I was a teenager, and found the original Magnetic Video release on VHS (which has a copyright date of 1977 on it) I sort of became obsessed with it, its themes and things it touched upon, and how they could do so much with so little. It was creepy (The Tall Man is one of the more memorable villains), intentionally funny (sometimes even simultaneously) and sad (as its lead, 14 years old Mike fears being alone for the first time, following his parents' death, and his older brother's talk of leaving) yet it has a strong sense of bond between the two, and their friend Reggie. I've watched this film countless times since I first saw it,15 years ago, including in its remastered state, this past weekend, in anticipation of Phantasm V. Phantasm II and III were hit and miss, they had their moments, and gave the story as good of a conclusion as it could ever have, before the dreadful ( and wholly unnecessary) part IV was thrown together quickly and retroactively changed part III's ending. I'm not a fan of this one. Phantasm V: Ravager, eighteen years belated sequel, finally seeing the light of day in Fantastic Fest, is possibly the best sequel, but it is still a mixed bag. The plot presents a story that even Reggie is unsure if it's all in his imagination, Mike isn't sure if it's all in his own imagination, and even The Tall Man is unsure if it's in his own imagination, or if everything is taking place simultaneously in different dimensions and plains of reality, what with return of the Lady In Lavender from the original (who was some type of embodiment of The Tall Man) and planet- sized flying steel spheres, and the gravediggers, looking more steampunk/ cyberpunk than ever. But let's be honest, the plot went out the window decades ago, and this film is really just an excuse to get the gang back together for one last go. Friends who have known each other for the majority of their lives, nearly half a century, getting back together again for one last time, for an admittedly awkward group hug, before saying goodbye for the last time. Given the fact that The Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm, died earlier this year, that feeling is amplified. Regardless of any loose ends in the film, this is the end of the line, the last time fans will see these actors and characters. I might write a bit more later, but for the time being, and without giving away any "plot" details, the film has a bit less dialogue than its predecessors, events and scenes progress more visually and atmospherically, and the effects work is all over the place, with some scenes actually benefitting from the lower budget. I'm unsure how the film will hold up to rewatch, but for now: Phantasm: 10/ 10 Phantasm II: 4/ 10 Phantasm III: 5/ 10 Phantasm IV: 2/ 10 Phantasm V: 5/ 10

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