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Sometimes They Come Back... Again -- A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (characters)
Guy Riedel (story)
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Release Date:
3 September 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Some things are better left ... dead See more »
Plot:
A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A different take on the story See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Adam Grossman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (characters)

Guy Riedel (story)

Guy Riedel (screenplay) and
Adam Grossman (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Amin .... executive producer
Barry Barnholtz .... executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... co-producer
JoAnn May-Pavey .... line producer (as Jo Ann May-Pavey)
Michael L. Meltzer .... producer (as Michael Meltzer)
Milton Subotsky .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Manning Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Baffa 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen R. Myers  (as Stephen Myers)
 
Casting by
Ed Mitchell 
Robyn Ray 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch  (as Bonnie Ann Stauch)
 
Makeup Department
John Brown .... makeup assistant
Earl Ellis .... makeup effects supervisor
Elisabeth Fry .... key makeup artist
Marc Lougee .... prosthetics technician
Bart Mixon .... makeup effects supervisor (as Bart J. Mixon)
Claudia Orozco .... makeup assistant
Phillip Pico .... key hair stylist (as Pico)
Joe Podnar .... key makeup assistant
Jordu Schell .... makeup assistant
Anthony Showe .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Aryana Farshad .... post-production supervisor
David Tripet .... executive in charge of production
Cami Winikoff .... executive in charge of production
JoAnn May-Pavey .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen N. Horwitz .... second second assistant director
Becky Logan .... first assistant director
Violet S. Raye .... first assistant director
Jonathan Southard .... second assistant director (as Jonathan M. Southard)
Rich Schroeder .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... property master (as Ed Borasch Jr.)
Andrew Max Cahn .... set designer (as Andrew Cahn)
John L. Chaldu .... on-set dresser
Erin Cochran .... assistant property master
Scott Fortner .... lead man
Heather Gulko .... set dresser
Steven K. Mitchell .... illustrator
Foster Vick .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Suzanne Angel .... adr assistant
David Bach .... sound effects editor
Oliver Barth .... adr editor
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Cameron Hamza .... sound mixer
Eric Hoeschen .... adr mixer
Eric Hoeschen .... foley mixer
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Isais .... machine room operator
Jason Johnston .... boom operator (as Jason S. Johnston)
Marydixie Kirkpatrick .... boom operator
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Doug Reed .... foley editor
Brian Smith .... machine room operator
Elmo Weber .... sound designer (as L. Mo Weber)
Zeke Young .... sound effects editor
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jon Warren .... mechanical effects supervisor
Cauri Jaye .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Karl Nettmann .... assistant pyrotechnician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dark Hoffman .... mechanical effects crew
Christopher Jackson .... digital rotoscope artist (as Chris Jackson)
Evan Jacobs .... visual effects supervisor: Vision Crew
Douglas Miller .... digital effects supervisor
Greg Priest .... mechanical effects crew
Brian Remaley .... mechanical effects crew
Richard Webb .... mechanical effects crew (as Rich Webb)
 
Stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt coordinator (as Jophery Brown)
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Christopher Epper .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunts (as Christopher Howell)
Robert Jauregui .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Barco .... electrician
Brent Bye .... best boy electric
Grace Chon .... still photographer
David DeForest Keys .... second assistant camera (as David Deforest Keys)
Javier Ferrer .... key grip
Sean T. Hannan .... dolly grip
Sean T. Hannan .... gaffer
Scott Johnston .... first assistant camera
Mike Karasick .... electrician
Roland Martinez .... best boy grip (as Roland-Spyder-Martinez)
Terry Newport .... grip
J.S. Pamula .... grip
Brooks Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Rod Searcey .... still photographer
Cynthia Shiley .... camera loader
Steven Douglas Smith .... additional photographer (as Steven Smith)
 
Casting Department
Mireille Dermer .... casting assistant
Shannon Dunn .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dayna Cullincini .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Richard Jordan .... executive in charge of post-production
Elizabeth Phaneuf .... first assistant editor
Dahven A. Polakow .... second assistant editor
Michael E. Polakow .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Gary English .... music supervisor: Trimark
Dan Raziel .... music engineer
Michael Blakey .... music producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver
Walter Horn .... driver: honeywagon
Ken Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
Steve Shoemaker .... transportation captain (as Steve 'Shoe' Shoemaker)
Collin Butrum .... transportation (uncredited)
Sean J. Moore .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marvin V. Acuna .... production assistant
Lene Irgens Baekkel .... assistant production coordinator
Troy Bass .... office production assistant (as Troy A. Bass)
Brian Berkenfeld .... publicist
Peter A. Block .... executive in charge of business affairs (as Peter Block)
James Carter .... security officer
Lydia Cedrone .... post-production auditor (as Lydia T. Cedrone)
Bruce David Eisen .... executive in charge of business affairs
Kiley Fascia .... assistant auditor (as Kiley S. Fascia)
Eric Fierstein .... location manager
Peter Hallquist .... production assistant
Deborah Henderson .... assistant: Cami Winkoff
Susan K. Hong .... production assistant
Kevin Hyman .... completion guarantee
Jay Johnson .... title designer
Martin Katz .... assistant: Mr. Meltzer
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance (as Brian Kingman)
Mark McRiley .... craft service
Richard Middleton .... assistant: Phillip Goldfine (as Richard C. Middleton)
Heidi S. Pavey .... production coordinator
Amanda Rush .... medic (as Amanda C. Rush)
Christine Rush .... key production assistant
Marcia Rutledge .... insurance
David Schwartz .... production assistant
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor (as Mary Seward-McKeon)
Gayle Slade .... assistant: Mr. Meltzer
Donna Solomon .... contractual auditor: Trimark
Ben Urquhart .... production assistant
Desiree Varni .... production auditor (as Desiree Killian)
Meltem Vogler .... production controller: Trimark (as Meltem Demirer Vogler)
Teresa Voytish .... cook's helper
David Weber .... legal services
Mark Wolf .... cook
Steven Zeller .... publicist
Andy Ziskin .... production assistant
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sometimes They Come Back 2" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, some sexuality and language
Runtime:
98 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 (TV rating) | Germany:18 (video premiere) | Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/18 (video premiere) | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R

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Trivia:
The newspaper clipping Michelle reads about Lisa's death has the names of various crew members: The writer of the article is Adam Grossman, the actual director of the film as well the writer of both this film and Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998) (V). The woman who finds Lisa's body is Heidi S. Pavey, the film's production coordinator. The officer she calls is Aaron Osborne, the film's production designer. The spokesman for the mining company is Michael L. Meltzer, the film's producer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Maria pours the alcohol into her soda, the glass is full. In the next shot, the glass is only 1/3 full.See more »
Quotes:
Tony Reno:[to Steve as he is held underground] Hey, Steve! I've been thinking... we never had a chance to get to know each other. You know, I'm not such a bad guy once you get to know me. Here's a question: If a gardener with a big mouth is alone in the field being tortured and no-one has to hear him scream, does it still hurt?See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A different take on the story, 26 September 2012
Author: Justin Stokes from Cleburne, TX

Direct-to-video sequel is actually more of a re-adaptation of Stephen King's original story. Michael Gross plays a psychiatrist who goes back to his hometown following his mother's death. Accompanying him is his teenage daughter, Michelle (a young Hilary Swank). Gross soon realizes that they're being targeted by the men who sacrificed his sister in a satanic ritual 27 years earlier, only they're no longer human.

In some ways, this is better than the first film. For one, it features an overall darker tone. It doesn't get all sappy either, and the idea to have the gang return as demons instead of ghosts works well, also tying into a ritual from the original story that the first adaptation omitted. I preferred the father/daughter dynamic over the family one, and the addition of side characters, Maria and Jules, was certainly welcome.

On the other hand, even as demons, Alexis Arquette and company didn't come off quite as menacing as the gang from the previous flick. I think that had to do with some lame one-liners. There's also the fact that I recognized one of the gang, Glen Beaudin, from the silly 90's TV series, "Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad", so it's hard to take him too seriously as a threat. The priest character is way over the top as well, and the annoying lawnmower idiot couldn't get off my screen fast enough.

Still, this is a fun take on the King tale, and we get some interesting imagery such as death by flying tarot cards and Swank getting it on with a demonized Arquette. It's far from great, but it makes a nice companion to the first, as both have their qualities and misfires.

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