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

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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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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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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,200,000 (estimated)

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$9,205,924 (USA)
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The script was not originally written as a sequel in the "Living Dead" franchise. Producer Tom Fox was interested in Ken Wiederhorn's story, but would only finance it if he agreed to make it a part of the series. See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) When the army is examining the barrels of corpses, two personnel are in full anti-contamination suits complete with masks & breathing apparatus. Less than 3 feet away are various soldiers, sans protection, who don't seem concerned. See more »

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Col. Glover: Jesus Christ, not again
[muttered when looking at guys in hazmat suits examining two Trioxin barrels]
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Followed by Return of the Living Dead III (1993) See more »

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Army intelligence
31 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A careless Army officer whilst driving his cargo to a new location, (unknown to him) accidentally looses one of his canisters. A few days later a few children stumble across it. They open it unleashing a mysterious fog, which engulfs the nearby cemetery. This action revives the dead creating Zombies. Naturally they go for a walk searching for their favourite snack, Brains.

A fantastic B-grade film, with all the charm and grace of a true black Comedy. Humorous in the sickest of ways. And at least the army didn't react in the same way as they did in the first. I love this film (though not to the extent of Re-animator). Deserves a 8/10.


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