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Pet Sematary II (1992)

The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

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

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28 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Pet Cemetery II  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Jason McGuire, who played Drew Gilbert, was very shy and timid to be starring in a motion picture since he only had done elementary school plays and never had any other acting experience. But when he met fourteen year old Edward Furlong, who plays Jeff Matthews and starred in Terminator 2, Edward immediately became his best friend and mentor See more »

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When Gus comes back with the body bag and shovel to pick up Clyde's body, Clyde's one good eye is open and staring up vacantly. But when Gus rolls Clyde over onto the body bag, his eye is now closed. It's open again when Gus goes to zip up the body bag. See more »

Quotes

Chase Matthews: [after he has shot Zowie the dog] What are you doing?
Gus Gilbert: Well, I WAS building a doggy door.
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Love Never Dies
Written by Mark Governor
Performed by Traci Lords
Courtesy of Radioactive Records
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Dark horror enlivened by flashes of humor and good performance by Clancy Brown...
13 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Some of the scathing reviews from those who preferred the original PET SEMATARY rather than this sequel, are misleading, no matter how well-intentioned these viewers were. This horror film, full of the kind of touches evident in any Stephen King story, is really much better than these reviews would have you believe.

The premise, of course, is a silly one--that burying dead animals or human beings in a specially cursed Indian sematary will bring them back to life, deadlier than ever in evil intent. But once you get beyond that, there's enough fright and scares invoked by the script and by the clever direction of Mary Lambert, particularly in sequences involving Clancy Brown. His return from the grave is marked by some really scary and howlingly funny moments that give the film a sense of life it otherwise would have lacked.

She has also directed her two youthful protagonists, Edward Furlong and Jason McGuire, in such a manner that she gets skillful performances from them. Furlong has a glowing presence that fits the material beautifully and McGuire has a naturalness that is refreshing and real.

And the story actually covers a lot of ground, everything from bad parenting to bullying from one's peers and lots of revenge motifs that lead to some truly harrowing moments. Alas, it's true that much of the action has a mean-spirited slant but all of it is somewhat softened by touches of real humor.

Worth a look if you enjoyed the first PET SEMATARY.


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