An astrological alignment wakes Phibes from his slumber and he is off in search of immortality for his lost love.
While no where near as much fun as the first Phibes film, this low-budget sequel boasts at least one spectacular method of dispatch (for the amorous Stewart) and some other fun. Terry-Thomas appears as a new character as he perished in the first installment, and Peter Cushing scores a brief cameo.
Cheap and tatty sequel lacks the qualities that made the first one special (Basil Kirchin’s music and Bernard Reeves’ art direction), but also dispenses with little things like a decent script as well. This time Phibes has to go to Egypt to retrieve some ancient plot device and face off against Robert Quarry’s wealthy nutter who is seeking the same thing. The whole film makes little sense, especially when viewed against the original’s mythology. At least Price has more to do this outing; unfortunately that means a lot of expository dialogue that sounds like rehearsal for his Thriller narration. Jeffrey and Lewis offer what little positives the film has to offer.