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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

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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

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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Back by popular demand. 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:

$4,825,100, 30 August 1992

Gross USA:

$17,092,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,092,453
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Furlong (Jeff Matthews) was a fan of Stephen King at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Zowie's fur changes color several times after he returns from the Indian burial ground. See more »

Quotes

[zipping up Clyde's corpse in a body bag]
Gus Gilbert: Takin' you up the hill, Clyde-buddy. That's the way the Indians did it.
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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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Featured in The Kill Count: Pet Sematary Two (1992) (2019) See more »

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Ride On
Written by Mary Cassidy, Steve Cozzi and Steve Ferrera
Performed by Lulabox
Courtesy of Radioactive Records
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a inferior sequel that is much too slick for its own good
23 October 2006 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

Pet Semetary 2 is not as creepy as Pet Semetery.it is however,gorier and faster paced.there is also more character development in this one,so theoretically you should feel more emotionally for the characters,but i didn't.perhaps that may be because they are all shallow and unlikable.this movie was played more for camp value,than anything else.the acting is very hammy in some scenes,i hope intentionally.there is also an attempt at shock value,but it is more disgust i felt than shock in some scenes.this movie also has none of the atmosphere or mystique of the first.it is much too slick feeling.i felt the first had a sort of rough,raw quality,which works.the slickness of this movie is one of its failings,along with some others i mentioned.bottom line.this movie is inferior to the original. 5/10


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