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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead: Part II (original title)
Curious kids unearth the barrels that previously helped revive the dead, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kenworthy Michael Kenworthy ... Jesse Wilson
Thor Van Lingen ... Billy
Jason Hogan Jason Hogan ... Johnny
James Karen ... Ed
Thom Mathews ... Joey
Suzanne Snyder ... Brenda
Marsha Dietlein ... Lucy Wilson
Hanala Sagal ... Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
Jonathan Terry ... Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
Dana Ashbrook ... Tom Essex
Sally Smythe Sally Smythe ... Billy's Mom
Allan Trautman ... Tarman
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich Reynold Cindrich ... Soldier
Philip Bruns ... Doc Mandel
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Storyline

In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Just when you thought it was safe to be dead. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The blue electrocution lines in the final sequence were all hand-drawn frame by frame and cost over $50,000. See more »

Goofs

When the barrels of dead bodies fall from the military trucks two barrels are scene falling, land, and stop in the middle of the street/bridge. In the next scene one barrel roles hast-fully off the cliff into the creek. See more »

Quotes

[Last Lines]
Zombie Head: Oh, come on, guy. Back off with that thing. I got gas! Blergh! Don't hit a girl when she's down! Oh! Oh! AAH!
[a soldier with a flamethrower burns the head]
Zombie Head: Okay. No more brains. You win. For now!
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release from Scream Factory restores the original theatrical soundtrack. Plus it restores the original Lorimar Pictures logo that was plastered on the Warner DVD release. See more »

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Features Shape Up L.A (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Monster Mash
Produced by Ken Scott
Written by Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi (as Leonard Capizzi)
Publishers: Acoustic Music, Inc./Capizzi Music Co./Gary S. Paxton Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Zombie massacre!
27 August 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

I still remember how I got into this movie. The VHS cover was very cheesy but at the same time it was intriguing. I remember avoiding this one until it was the last VHS on my local video store Horror shelf. When I rented it in the early 90's, I wasn't a bit disappointed but I forgot about it pretty soon.

Years after, I watched it on DVD and the memories are still fresh! This movie isn't better than the original but still has it's own good moments. Thom Matthews reprises his lead role and delivers a great performance. The direction is pretty good for the movie's standards and I must admit that this is a visually stunning low budgeter.

The ending is among the best of any zombie flicks for it's unique cheesiness and non-stop action.

Watch this sequel only for fun purposes, do not watch it as a straight Horror movie because it might disappoint you.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Living Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,647,254, 17 January 1988

Gross USA:

$9,205,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,205,924
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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