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Writer (WGA):
Richard Outten (written by)
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28 August 1992 (USA) See more »
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The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward Furlong ... Jeff Matthews

Anthony Edwards ... Chase Matthews

Clancy Brown ... Gus Gilbert

Jared Rushton ... Clyde Parker

Darlanne Fluegel ... Renee Hallow
Jason McGuire ... Drew Gilbert

Sarah Trigger ... Marjorie Hargrove

Lisa Waltz ... Amanda Gilbert
Jim Peck ... Quentin Yolander
Len Hunt ... Director
Reid Binion ... Brad
David Ratajczak ... Stevie
Lucius Houghton ... Puppeteer

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... First Assistant Director
Elizabeth Ziegler ... Steadicam Operator
Ken Fisher ... Assistant Steadicam
Gil Roper ... Electrician

Robert Easton ... Priest

Judson Vaughn ... Reporter
Bruce Evers ... Mover
Janell McLeod ... School Teacher
Christy Dennis ... Susan
Rick Andosca ... Pathologist
Joe Dorsey ... Caretaker
Donna Lowry ... Newscaster
Emily Woodward ... Twins' Mother
Amanda Mitchell ... Screaming Twin
J.L. Parker ... Potato Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bart Mixon ... Bumbling Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Mary Lambert 
Writing credits
Richard Outten (written by)

Produced by
Ralph S. Singleton .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Governor 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Finan 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Debi Manwiller 
Richard Pagano 
Production Design by
Michelle Minch 
Art Direction by
Karen Steward 
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
Makeup Department
Jeanine Greville-Morris .... makeup artist
Steve Johnson .... special makeup effects creator
Sylvia Mays .... additional makeup artist
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Hiram Ortiz .... hair stylist
Judy Wilson Colonie .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... local makeup effects (uncredited)
Dan Platt .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frank Bodo .... unit production manager
Andy Howard .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Blewer .... second second assistant director (as Nancy Mahaffey)
Peter Chesney .... second unit director
Karen Ginsberg .... second assistant director: second unit
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kirsten Anderson .... art department coordinator (as Kirsten M. Anderson)
Holly Bacon .... lead person
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... assistant property master
David A. Carpender .... property master (as David Carpender)
Danny Clavijo .... graphic designer
Gina B. Cranham .... set designer (as Gina Cranham)
Andrea Dietrich .... storyboard artist
Sean Fallon .... set dresser (as Sean 'Outlaw' Fallon)
Gary Graffrath .... property person (as Gary 'Rat' Graffrath)
Jackie Johnson .... construction foreperson
Jennifer Johnston .... set dresser
Mike King .... construction foreperson
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator (as Tony Kuppersmith)
Alton McClellan .... assistant scenic charge painter
Peter McGoran .... property person
John Meredith .... greenperson
Swift Moseley .... greenperson
J.J. North .... property person
Paul Oliver .... scenic charge painter
Stephanie Ponder .... assistant property master
Bob Renna .... set dresser
Jonathan Short .... set designer
Cameron Striewski .... storyboard artist
Mary Angela Woodard .... set dresser
Timothy Dolph .... dead animal effects crew (uncredited)
Andrew Seward Duncan .... property assistant (uncredited)
Julia Starr Sanford .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael J. Benavente .... foley editor
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer
Robert Glass .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
John Haeny .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Xavier Inguanzo .... boom operator
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Shirley Libby .... sound mixer
Myron Nettinga .... sound effects editor
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro .... sound assistant
Adam Sawelson .... dialogue editor
Matt Sawelson .... dialogue editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
Peter Bergren .... temp sound effects editor (uncredited)
Richard Thomas .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David P. Barton .... makeup effects supervisor: XFX Inc. (as David Barton)
Brent Binion .... puppeteer: XFX Inc.
Billy Bryan .... special effects technician: XFX Inc. (as Bill Bryan)
Jackie Caydam .... special effects technician: XFX Inc.
Peter Chesney .... special effects designer (as Peter M. Chesney)
'Video Bob' Cochrane .... special effects
Kyle Collingsworth .... special effects
Scott Coulter .... special effects technician: XFX Inc.
Robert Kato DeStefan .... special effects technician: XFX Inc. (as Robert DeStefan)
Diane Duncan .... makeup effects production coordinator: XFX Inc.
David Dupuis .... special effects technician: XFX Inc.
Preston Foerder .... puppeteer: XFX Inc.
Jim Hackett .... special effects (as James P. Hackett)
Jim Hanson .... special effects fabrication
Joel Harlow .... special effects technician: XFX Inc.
Jarn Heil .... special effects fabrication
Richard Huggins .... special effects
Bill Johnson .... additional makeup effects (as Bill 'Splat' Johnson)
Ralph Kerr .... special effects fabrication
Rick Lalonde .... special effects technician: XFX Inc. (as Rick LaLande)
Peter Linz .... puppeteer: XFX Inc.
Dean W. Miller .... special effects coordinator
Bart Mixon .... makeup effects supervisor: XFX Inc.
Phil Notaro .... special effects fabrication
Alex Renard .... special effects fabrication
Heidi Snyder .... special effects technician: XFX Inc.
Sandra Stewart .... special effects (as Sandy Stewart)
Trey Stokes .... puppeteer: XFX, Inc.
J.D. Streett .... special effects (as J.D. Street)
Renee Teeter .... special effects
Tanya Ridenour .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Brian Sipe .... special effects makeup and animatronics assistant: XFX Inc. (uncredited)
Kirk Skodis .... special effects technician: XFX Inc. (uncredited)
Shaun Smith .... special effects technician: XFX Inc. (uncredited)
Tommy Williamson .... animatronics assistant: XFX Inc. (uncredited)
Donna Evans .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Robert Keller .... stunts
David Paul Lord .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Ben Scott .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bramley .... still photographer
Marivee Cade .... rigging gaffer
Tony Cutrono .... director of photography: second unit (as Tony Cutrano)
Lynn Dodson .... lighting technician (as Lynn 'L.D.' Dodson)
Todd Dos Reis .... second assistant photographer
Ken Fisher .... steadicam assistant
Jerry Gorman .... first assistant photographer: second unit
Bruce Hansen .... video playback
Billy Hendricks .... lighting technician (as Bill Hendricks)
Mark Jackson .... first assistant photographer
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... second company grip (as Jeffrey Johnson)
Eugene B. Kerry .... set grip (as Eugene Kerry)
Bret Lanius .... second assistant photographer
Christopher Moriarity .... dolly grip (as C.J. Moriarty)
Lloyd Moriarity .... first company grip (as Lloyd Moriarty)
Dino Parks .... chief lighting technician
Vince Rapini .... chief rigger (as Vincent Rapini)
Joth Riggs .... video assist operator
David Robey .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tom Sullivan .... chief lighting technician: second unit
James Tomaro .... first company grip: second unit
Jack Vollers .... lighting technician: second unit
Thom Willey .... second assistant photographer: second unit
Elizabeth Ziegler .... steadicam operator (as Liz Ziegler)
Allen Barnwell .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Gary Kelso .... grip (uncredited)
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mark Fincannon .... location casting: Fincannon & Associates
Len Hunt .... extras casting: The Casting Network
Anne Mongan .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Craig Fincannon .... location casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Barfield .... wardrobe buyer
Kelli Barton .... costumer
Patsy Chaney .... wardrobe supervisor
Angela Clayton .... costumer
Kelly Mitchell .... costumer
Carmella O'Donovan .... costumer
Christine Orth .... assistant costume designer
Carleen Rosada .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Brian Katkin .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Ofe Yi .... assistant editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
David Hamme .... assistant colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Karen Kory .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Eric Mofford .... location manager
Music Department
Sharal Churchill .... music production coordinator
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Glenn Nishida .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Cindy Parker .... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker .... transportation co-captain
Janet Parker .... transportation co-captain
Stu Dodge .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Steve Alterman .... adr loop group
Pamela Anderson .... adr loop group
Todd Baggarly .... production assistant (as Todd 'King' Baggarly)
Charles Bartlett .... adr loop group
Charles Bazaldua .... adr loop group
Stephen Crocker .... production assistant
Douglas Deacon .... production assistant
Holly Dorff .... adr loop group (as Holly Ryan)
John Downer .... production coordinator
Robert Easton .... dialogue coach
Greg Finley .... adr loop group
Larry Garrison .... unit publicist
Madison Gray .... script supervisor: second unit
William Shane Grisco .... animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Rhonda Guthrie .... production assistant
Shelby Hofer .... production assistant
Deborah Loftis .... production assistant: second unit
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
Christina MacGregor .... adr loop group
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Eileen O'Brien-Scotton .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Linda Phillips .... adr loop group (as Linda Phillips)
David Randolph .... adr loop group
Noreen Reardon .... adr loop group
Gary Schwartz .... adr loop group
Bryan Scott .... adr loop group
Vernon Scott .... adr loop group
Chuck Simmers .... production assistant
Suzann Sims .... production assistant: second unit
Timothy Stone .... assistant locations (as Tim Stone)
Cameron Striewski .... titles designer: Electric Filmworks
Jeanine Wilson .... production accountant
Christopher Didiot .... craft service (uncredited)
Sonya Lunsford .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Lucas Moore .... set teacher: Atlanta (uncredited)
Stephen Roland .... craft service (uncredited)
Tony Venezia .... technical director: main title (uncredited)
Tommy Williamson .... puppeteer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pet Cemetery II" - Canada (English title) (orthographically correct title), USA (orthographically correct title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence, and for sexuality and language
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 (1993) (theatrical rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1993) (video rating) (cut) | France:16 | Germany:18 | Iceland:(Banned) | Iceland:16 (cut) | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #31903)

Did You Know?

The 6 January 1991 draft of the screenplay credits revisions to David S. Goyer. He is not credited in the final film.See more »
Continuity: (at around 1h 30 mins) There is much more brain splatter on Jeff's face the second time he approaches the door (this time, holding the ax).See more »
Jeff Matthews:Drew, I know your dog died, but get a grip, man, you're freaking me out!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Happy Birthday to Me (1981)See more »
RevoltSee more »


How much time has passed between the first movie and 'Pet Sematary II'?
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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Far more "over the top" than the original, may be a bit too much for many, 24 January 2006
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

All right...I think that many commentators hate this film for what seems like good reasons, to them at least. And I agree that PS II is definitely not for everyone, maybe even not for fans of the original film - or even for fans of Stephen King.But there are things I enjoy about this film.

I enjoy watching Clancy Brown chew up the scenery in the 2nd half of the movie after his character 'comes back'. Brown has a real gift for physical comedy and black humor, and he does a great job portraying a shambling revenant...he just radiates savage, hateful glee, and very effectively comes across as a...THING masquerading as a man, an agent of chaos and misery just barely keeping it together long enough to extract his revenge. PS II is worth watching just for his performance.

I enjoy the way the plot spirals out of control after the opening events, as the two boys try to "fix" things early on by using the Pet Semetary to cover up their, um, "mistakes", only to find themselves completely over their heads.

There are individual moments of mean-spirited gallows humor that are a lot of fun, and even a few good one liners - "No brain, No Pain; Think About It, Won't You?" was a screamingly funny line in the context it was delivered in. And the bit where Anthony Edwards staggers back into the Gilbert house and you hear 3 more shots was perfectly timed, and worth a chuckle.

In fact, I feel that the entire movie seems to somehow embody the spirit and malice of whatever it is that brings the dead back from the Sematary. The director and screenwriter manage to make every scene, almost every shot, feel as if the "wrongness" of the Sematary has infected the very air and light of the town from the very opening shots.

And in this, they may have been too successful. The glumness, the sense of oppression and airlessness and dread, the rot and gore and malice from beyond the grave are simply too much for the average film goer; if the director had backed off a little, and allowed a little more light into the mood and not rubbed our noses in the gore and blood and maggots quite so much, I think the results would have been more accessible for a lot more people. There a moments where I wish that we didn't have to see quite so many spurting wounds and decaying flesh and that not quite so many characters had gotten killed in the last 20 minutes.

So...I think the movie was what the creators intended to make, but they may have misjudged the reaction most people would have to their creation. I can still watch this on occasion and admire the energy and effort put into bringing this "feeling" to, er, life.

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