5.8/10
15,945
118 user 76 critic

Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead: Part II (original title)
Curious kids unearth the barrels that previously helped revive the dead, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn
Reviews
Popularity
3,471 ( 452)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini
Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
Re-Animator (1985)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kenworthy Michael Kenworthy ... Jesse Wilson
Thor Van Lingen ... Billy
Jason Hogan Jason Hogan ... Johnny
James Karen ... Ed
Thom Mathews ... Joey
Suzanne Snyder ... Brenda
Marsha Dietlein ... Lucy Wilson
Hanala Sagal ... Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
Jonathan Terry ... Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
Dana Ashbrook ... Tom Essex
Sally Smythe Sally Smythe ... Billy's Mom
Allan Trautman ... Tarman
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich Reynold Cindrich ... Soldier
Philip Bruns ... Doc Mandel
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Got an appetite for horror? This is your dish. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MySpace

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead II See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,576,000, 17 January 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,205,924
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Terry reprises his role as Colonel Glover from the original The Return of the Living Dead. A possible connection between both films. See more »

Goofs

When the zombies are being electrocuted, the shot of the last zombie standing alone in the back there is a crew member watching on. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Is it cancer?
Doc Mandel: If we're lucky.
See more »


Soundtracks

I'm the Man
Performed by Anthrax
Written by Joseph Belladona, Dan Spitz, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante (as Charles Benante) and John Rooney
Produced by Anthrax and Eddie Cramer
Antrax Music/Black Lion Music
Recording courtesy of Megaforce/Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ernest meets a Zombie.
7 September 2004 | by Rooster99See all my reviews

Absolutely awful follow-up to a cult classic. This movie lacked everything that made Return of the Living Dead so enjoyable. In that movie, there was suspense, horror, comedy, good effects, restricted content, etc.. this lame sequel had none of that. It was more like an Ernest film with characters constantly looking at each other and fake-screaming, before running off in every direction as if they were in a screwball comedy. Horrible, just horrible. The acting was terrible, the effects were lame, but by far the worst was the constant "Home Alone"-type action. This movie was made for 5-year olds! Just about as bad as a sequel can possibly get.

R.


13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 118 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed