Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
"Return of the Living Dead: Part II" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  15 January 1988 (USA)
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kenworthy ...
Jason Hogan ...
Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
Sally Smythe ...
Don Maxwell ...
Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich ...
Philip Bruns ...


In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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If "A Nightmare On Elm Street" made you scream and "Creepshow" split your sides, then... "Return Of The Living Dead Part II" will scare your brain out! See more »


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The issue of "Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" that Jesse takes out of his comic-book box at the beginning of the movie is number 53, from April 1981. See more »


When the movie opens and the two barrels containing dead bodies fall out of the cargo trucks there are no military vehicles following the cargo trucks to maintain the transfer. See more »


Jesse Wilson: That's why you're dead, ass wipe. No brains and a big mouth.
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Performed and Written by Julian Cope
Produced by Ed Stasium
Virgin-Nymph Music, Inc.
Recording courtesy of Island Records
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Awful, just awful
14 May 2001 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

I rented all three "Return of the Living Dead" movies and watched them the same night. The first one wasn't bad and the third one was excellent, but this film was just awful. It was a virtual remake of the first film and even used some of the same characters. It tried to be funny but didn't even come close. I had a hard time staying awake through this borefest and strongly encourage all to avoid this film. Watch the first and third instead.

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