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Pet Sematary II (1992)

The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

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The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Rated R for strong horror violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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28 August 1992 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,092,453 (USA)
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(at around 1h 2 mins) The film that Anthony Edwards (Chase) is watching is Once Upon a Time in America (1984), which also features Darlanne Fluegel who plays his wife, Renee, in this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When Jeff and his dad leave the house for the Vet surgery for the first time, you can clearly see the van has a front license (registration) plate. It's white and has the state Maine on it. When they pull up outside the surgery, and for the rest of the film, it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Gus Gilbert: No Brain, no pain... think about it.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Cemetery Man (2009) See more »

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Written by Jim Reid (as James Reid) and William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain
Courtesy of Def American / Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not Nearly As Bad a Sequel As I Expected
15 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

I must say, good or bad, I am glad director Mary Lambert returned for the sequel. As the first was her creation, it seems only fitting to let her take the characters and concepts where she wants to go with them. Had another director handled it, the film could have lost any flavor of the original that might exist. (There is some similar tone and such, which I think keeps it a strong sequel.)

I love the young Edward Furlong (during his career peak) and Anthony Edwards with a beard. Great casting that keeps this film relevant even if it carried over pretty much nobody from the original. (I say "pretty much" because I think it has no one, but a minor character might have made it past me.)

The film as a whole has received negative reviews, but the fact is that the original really is not that great. Although a modern classic, and a pop culture gem, it is not actually a critically good film. So the sequel by horror standards is not bad -- it actually maintains the level of the original.


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