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Pet Sematary II (1992)

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A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother's hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead.

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Mary Lambert

Writer:

Richard Outten
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Len Hunt ... Director
Reid Binion Reid Binion ... Brad
David Ratajczak David Ratajczak ... Stevie
Lucius Houghton Lucius Houghton ... Puppeteer
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... First Assistant Director
Elizabeth Ziegler Elizabeth Ziegler ... Steadicam Operator
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Storyline

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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Some stories just won't stay dead. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pet Cemetery II See more »

Filming Locations:

Coweta County, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,583,000, 30 August 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,092,453
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

After Clyde steals Tiger and is taking her to Pet Sematary, he is seen holding her in his left hand. Several times, though, you see both of his hands on his handlebars and the kitten is missing. See more »

Quotes

Gus Gilbert: Drew buddy, You have the right to remain silent, I'll bash your head in, You have the right to an attorney, You won't need one because you'll be dead, Do you understand these rights Drew buddy? Or are you just too fucking stupid?
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Revolt
Written by Inger Lorre and Jet Freedom
Performed by The Nymphs
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Not Nearly As Bad a Sequel As I Expected
15 May 2013 | by gavin6942See 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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