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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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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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Just when you thought it was safe to be dead. See more »

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$6,200,000 (estimated)

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$9,205,924 (USA)
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Despite the R rating, many critics noted the film as being a "clone" of Steven Spielberg's film E.T. in tone, style and some appeal to young adults and teenagers, and the fact that there is notably less harsh language, and no nudity unlike the first film. See more »

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Ed hits Doc Mandel with the bedpan on the right side of the head, but Doc puts his hand to the left side, and later has a band-aid on the left side of his head. See more »

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Ed: Kiss, kiss.
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Followed by Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) See more »

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High Priest of Love
Performed and Written by Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction
Zoo/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of Phonogram Records, Ltd.
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Funny Zombie Cult Movie
14 January 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While transporting drums of the dangerous Trioxin gas, one of them falls from the army truck into a river. In the morning, the boy Jesse Wilson (Michael Kenworthy) is bullied by the older Billy (Thor Van Lingen) and Johnny (Jason Hogan) and he hides himself under a bridge nearby the cemetery. The two bullies find Jesse and they see the barrel. Then the bullies lock Jesse in a mausoleum and they decide to open the barrel, releasing the Trioxin and breathing the toxic gas. Meanwhile the grave robber Ed (James Karen) hires Joey (Thom Mathews) to help him to pillage the graves and they go to the cemetery in a van with Joey's girlfriend Brenda (Suzanne Snyder). Ed and Joey go to the mausoleum and Jesse is released and runs home. His sister Lucy Wilson (Marsha Dietlein) tells him to do the homework. Then the cable guy Tom Essex (Dana Ashbrook) arrives to fix the television and he recognizes Lucy from the high- school. Soon the Trioxin awakes the dead in the cemetery and the town is crowded with hordes of zombies. Ed, Joey and Brenda run to Jesse's house and team up with Lucy and Tom trying to survive to the brain eaters.

"Return of the Living Dead: Part II" is a funny zombie cult movie. This sequel is a comedy with action, with good special effects and creepy zombies. There are the usual stupid attitudes from the characters but it is highly entertaining. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Volta dos Mortos Vivos - Parte 2" ("The Return of the Living Dead: Part II")


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