I hope I donít get scolded for resurrecting a script (a fan-fic, no less) by a person who probably hasnít given this place a second thought in a long time. However, I also felt since I read it I might as well write some comments. Firstly, let me explain why I gave it a look. I was in the mood for horror last night. Just some good old-fashioned blood, guts, T&A. I think I got as far as page 5 on this forum - was about to call it quits when I couldnít find anything of any interest - and then I saw ďPhantasm: Endgame.Ē Being a fan of the Phantasm series, I thought: Hey. . . let me check this out. It might be just another crappy fan-fic, but who knows?
I was extremely surprised. I havenít seen Phantasm: Oblivion since 1998, so I donít really remember how the series left off. I was expecting this to be a terrible effort like most fan-fics are but itís properly formatted, very visual at points, and has some great dialogue -- even if it feels like itís there for exposition only. Reggie is captured perfectly, IMO, and just oozes badass. I liked it. A major plus that Endgame has going for it: proper formatting. So many times I open up a Halloween or Friday the 13th fan-fic, really wanting to read a new chapter in the saga of Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees, and I am totally turned off by the first page and how it looks. Never mind the fact that most fan-fics are absolutely absurd with cringe-worthy dialogue and idiotic characters.
I can count the number of fan-fics that I have read on one hand. They werenít all exactly ďproperĒ but they were damn near close enough, and all great reads. Robís script is definitely a breath of fresh air in the fan-fiction department and I am happy to say I was pleased (and very entertained) with Endgame. Great descriptions, proper formatting, funny dialogue - itís a smooth read. Not top of the line best of the best, but hey, this proper formatting goes a long way for it. Sorry I resurrected an oldie, but I felt obliged to comment because I did take time to read it. Maybe some writers of fan-fiction will see this and get a clue.