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Pet Sematary II

1992 "Raise Some Hell."
4.9| 1h40m| R| en| More Info
Released: 28 August 1992 Released
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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.

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Frances180 The previous review by Insam777 is perfectly stated. The whole delusional grunge youth of the 90's and overall dark tone of this film is very appealing. The movie lacks atmosphere and originality, true, but all in all is a fun watch and the soundtrack is very impressive (hello, 90s!) =)
Leofwine_draca This is a grisly-gory follow-up to the original Stephen King adaptation, with director Mary Lambert returning for a second helping of reanimated hijinks. I'm not sure why she bothered – it's clear that this is a cash-in sequel through and through, with a threadbare plot devoid of real characters and no real effort made other than to roll out content we already saw in the first movie.The plot is simplicity in itself. Eddie Furlong and Anthony Edwards move to the original's small town, and pretty soon a friend's dog gets killed and is brought back to life in the sinister pet cemetery. Before long, folk start dying, and the focus is on horror and suspense sequences: family members stalked by a sinister zombie, nightmarish scenes of nude women with dog's heads, burning set-pieces, and brutal murders. Between such events, there's nothing going on, leaving us just to sit back and wait for the next gross-out. The FX are all of those rubbery early '90s look, with bodies being drilled, people made up with bloody torn wounds and a general air of menace and decrepitude. One of the stand-out scenes involves a kid having his head pulled into a revolving motorbike tyre, but this was copied from and done better in the '80s slasher film, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.The cast has a few fairly recognisable faces in it. Edward Furlong was straight out of TERMINATOR 2, so he's the instant draw for 99% of viewers. Anthony Edwards soon went on to stardom in TV series E.R., so many will also know him. Clancy Brown is a B-movie favourite (ever since playing the Kurgen in the original HIGHLANDER), and he's well cast as the villain of the piece, complete with a throaty chuckle and a line in the blackest comedy. There's a little role for Darlanne Fluegel, too, but that's about it. To be fair, there isn't a great detail here that I hadn't seen before. The only part I liked was the chase leading up to the potato truck scene, which I thought was well handled and genuinely surprising. Other than that, it's par for the course, an amalgamation of unstoppable villains, ghostly apparitions, bullies and death.
Armand not very inspired, not a really horror but interesting for the admirers of Edward Furlong . because it is only an exercise to use the Stephen King novel for a movie far by book but using tools of horror for decent audience. the result - not only bad but real strange , confuse and, for many scenes, amusing. only sin - the title because it is too far by the original adaptation and the manner to use the story is not the best. but it is not an exception. only one of many adaptations who looking easy success exploring a good beginning point in chaotic manner. a film about nothing . but, maybe, that is its virtue. a young Furlong, Anthony Edwards in a sketch of role and violence. but the bitter taste remains.
gavin6942 The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.I must say, good or bad, I am glad director Mary Lambert returned for the sequel. As the first was her creation, it seems only fitting to let her take the characters and concepts where she wants to go with them. Had another director handled it, the film could have lost any flavor of the original that might exist. (There is some similar tone and such, which I think keeps it a strong sequel.) I love the young Edward Furlong (during his career peak) and Anthony Edwards with a beard. Great casting that keeps this film relevant even if it carried over pretty much nobody from the original. (I say "pretty much" because I think it has no one, but a minor character might have made it past me.)The film as a whole has received negative reviews, but the fact is that the original really is not that great. Although a modern classic, and a pop culture gem, it is not actually a critically good film. So the sequel by horror standards is not bad -- it actually maintains the level of the original.