Return of the Living Dead Part II

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"Just when you thought it was safe to be dead."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.7  (21,328)
  • 45

In Return of the Living Dead Part II, the events take place sometime after the first movie, Return of the Living Dead, where a gas caused a zombie outbreak in a small town. The movie starts with two boys, Jesse (Michael Kenworthy) and Billy (Thor Van Lingen), exploring a graveyard and accidentally unleashing toxic gas from a barrel. The gas causes the dead to rise again and soon the two boys find themselves, along with Brenda (Suzanne Snyder) and her friend, Tom (Jason Hogan), fighting for their lives against the zombies.

Meanwhile, a group of soldiers led by Ed (James Karen) and Joey (Thom Mathews), who were involved in the events of the first movie, are transporting barrel containing the toxic gas. Along the way, they are ambushed by a group of thieves who accidentally spill the gas, causing the zombies to rise again. Ed and Joey decide to team up with Jesse and his friends to escape the zombie horde and find safety.

Return of the Living Dead Part II takes a more comedic approach to the zombie horror genre, much like its predecessor. The movie is full of funny one-liners and gags, though it still has its fair share of frightening moments. The main cast delivers solid performances, with James Karen and Thom Mathews reprising their roles from the first movie. Michael Kenworthy and Suzanne Snyder also deliver strong performances as the two boys and their love interest, respectively.

The special effects in Return of the Living Dead Part II are impressive for the time, with the zombies looking suitably grotesque and terrifying. The makeup and prosthetics used to create the zombies are detailed and really add to the movie's horror and humor. The different types of zombies, such as the half-corpse and the zombie in the canister, are especially memorable.

The movie's soundtrack features a mix of rock and roll and punk music, fitting with the movie's overall aesthetic. The opening credits feature a cover of the song "Spirit In The Sky" by Doctor and The Medics, which perfectly sets the film's tone.

Return of the Living Dead Part II is a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that manages to stand on its own while still paying tribute to its predecessor. The movie's mix of humor and horror may not be to everyone's taste, but for those looking for a gory, humorous zombie movie, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Return of the Living Dead Part II is a 1988 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 45.

Return of the Living Dead Part II
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    1 hr 29 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (21,328)
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