By reading the back of the DVD case, you will get the inclination that this film is going to deliver closure to the series. This is hardly the case. A return to the original movie in terms of being scary. Not nearly as comedic as Phantasm III, which was my personal favorite of the series, but Reggie's luck with women again delivers some well-timed comic-relief. Unlike previous movies, Reggie is not the center of attention in this movie. The plot revolves mostly around Mike and his struggle to cope with his change and to discover the origin of the Tallman(which is dabbled into, but again not fully explained, and is also quite contrary to what is expected). The movie has all the makings of a great horror film, but the promise of a final showdown is not fulfilled. Other than those gripes, the movie is left open either for a sequel, or would lead the viewer to beleive that the whole chain of events from Phantasm all the way up to Phantasm IV can be altered, and that our heroes have been given a chance to stop the Tall Man before his diabolical plans can be consumated. Good movie overall, as a fan of the Phantasm series i thouroughly enjoyed it. Phantasm and horror fans alike will enjoy this movie. Hope for a final movie!