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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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Raise some hell. 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 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

Gus drives a 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) After Gus kills Clyde, his face is splattered with blood. He then smudges it with his hand and in the next shot his face is perfectly clean. See more »

Quotes

Clyde Parker: [holding Jeff's cat] You ever seen a kitten run before?
Jeff Matthews: Yeah.
Clyde Parker: No, I mean REALLY run. Like this!
[takes off]
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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 »

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Follows Pet Sematary (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Jim Reid (as James Reid) and William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain
Courtesy of Def American / Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than expected
2 August 2008 | by mw900405See all my reviews

So i sat myself down today to watch the sequel to the famous movie "Pet sematary" and expected a half-assed thing made only to drain a little extra money from the Pet sematary fans. I was positively surprised though as the plot was interesting(A widower vet moves to the village from the first movie together with his son to start a new life) and so was the characters. The actors was also good and performed excellent especially the guy who played Gus(cant remember his name). He manages to actually behave like a gleeful psychotic man without going so far that his performance would evoke laughter instead of shivers. His performance is without doubt the best part of the movie. This movie is more gory than the original movie and has less of the psychological terror elements that were a big part of the first movie although this is rarely taken too far, a few moments of the movie features over-the-top goriness but not enough to make it ridiculous in any way. To sum it up: Pet sematary 2 is a good horror movie featuring both psychological terror as well as gore, the simple yet interesting plot as well as the performance of the actors makes this a movie well worth seeing.


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