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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.

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writer:

Richard Outten
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

After seeing his divorced mother being electrocuted in a freakish film-set accident, thirteen-year-old, Jeff Matthews, and his father, Chase, move to his hometown of Ludlow, Maine, to make a fresh start. However, as Jeff struggles to leave the bad memories behind him, his only friend, Drew Gilbert, tells him about the ancient Indian burial site with the otherworldly reanimating powers, eager to test it on his dog, Zowie. Indeed, the myth is true; nevertheless, what would happen if Jeff buried his beloved mother's dead body in the graveyard's stony soil? Can the dead truly return from the grave? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Der venter byen Ludlow flere nye, dystre overraskelser ... [Denmark] 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pet Sematary Two 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

When production started, January 1992, the director Mary Lambert was set to filming in Maine, like the first one. But the producers switched production to Georgia because they were wary of Maine's winter weather around that time. Plus Georgia's topiary was similar to Maine See more »

Goofs

When Drew is bringing Zowie up to the burial grounds, Zowie looks gray and black instead of mostly white as seen in the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Gus Gilbert: Life's full of lessons Drew Buddy, no ones above them. Not you, Not me. Now get in!
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Alternate Versions

There is a good-quality workprint circulating as a bootleg which contains all the graphic violence (including a more graphic shot of the drill scene) which was cut from the U.S. release to earn an "R" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Who Reamed Rosie Rabbit, Part 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Poison Heart
By Dee Dee Ramone and Daniel Rey
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Radioactive Records
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User Reviews

 
Forget this is a sequel and you'll like it
14 August 2007 | by simon3818See all my reviews

I like this movie. Has a few flaws though. First is; Yeah, I'll agree, a sequel to the original Pet Semetary isn't as the best of ideas. In the original, all the main characters bar one are dead so you can't use them so it will have to be a brand new story with brand new characters. As it is a brand new story, treat it as such and you will enjoy it. Like in many movies, I try to place myself in them and work out what I would do. OK I wouldn't have buried Gus nor the dog and nothing would have gone wrong but that would render the movie pointless.

In making it, I would have left out the doggie dream and given Drew and his mother a better chance to survive. Said enough there.

More gory, not as scary as the original but worth a look.


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