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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead: Part II (original title)
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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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,200,000 (estimated)

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$9,205,924 (USA)
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Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn was trying to get out of the horror genre at the time Lorimar Productions bought his script. Once the film was released he received nothing but horror-comedy directing opportunities. See more »

Goofs

When the barrels of dead bodies fall from the military trucks two barrels are scene falling, land, and stop in the middle of the street/bridge. In the next scene one barrel roles hast-fully off the cliff into the creek. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Wilson: Look, they're ugly and they're dirty and they're dumb, and I don't even care if they are dead. I hate 'em, there's no way they're touching me!
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Spoofs Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) 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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Not much here, pretty stupid actually...
9 April 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

...I hate to say it, but this movie is nothing compared to the original, seriously. Thom Mathews and James Karen are back, playing different roles of course, as grave robbers, and there are also a bunch of young middle school kids, a teenage girl and another guy fleeing in terror from more brain-munching zombies, resurrected from their peaceful slumber yet again by the weird chemical from the original. This is missing the great punk/rock/metal soundtrack, humor, punk rock characters, and gore from the original, so basically it falls flat and never goes anywhere. I was getting really bored. If you want a rehash, this is your dish I guess, but otherwise this movie flat out blows. Watch the first one again.


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