Pet Sematary Two

1992

Pet Sematary Two

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This follow-up to the sizable horror hit concerns a Maine teenager who discovers the eerie power of a legendary local haunt. Edward Furlong stars as Jeff Matthews, who, with his veterinarian father Chase (Anthony Edwards), moves to latter's small hometown of Ludlow, Maine, in order to escape unhappy memories. Jeff's divorced mother, low-budget horror movie actress Renee (Darlanne Fluegel), was recently electrocuted and killed in a freak accident -- the entire incident was witnessed by Jeff. In his new community, Jeff hears stories of an ancient Indian burial ground nearby where dead pets that are interred come back to life. Jeff also becomes friends with pudgy Drew (Jason McGuire), whose abusive, bullying dad Gus (Clancy Brown) is Ludlow's sheriff. When Gus kills his son's dog, Drew and Jeff bury the animal, which returns from the dead. When the vengeful dog kills Gus, Drew and Jeff bury the lawman in the cemetery and he comes back significantly the worse for wear, wreaking evil havoc that temporarily puts several of Ludlow's residents six feet under. The original Pet Sematary (1989) was based on a novel by Stephen King, who did not participate in the sequel.

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Cast

Edward Furlong
as Jeff Matthews
Anthony Edwards
as Chase Matthews
Clancy Brown
as Gus Gilbert
Jared Rushton
as Clyde Parker
Darlanne Fluegel
as Renee Hallow
Lisa Waltz
as Amanda Gilbert
Jason McGuire
as Drew Gilbert
Sarah Trigger
as Marjorie Hargrove
Jim Peck
as Dr. Yolander
Lucius Houghton
as Puppeteer
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as First Assistant Director
Gil Roper
as Electrician
Judson Vaughn
as Reporter
Janell McLeod
as School Teacher
Rick Andosca
as Pathologist
Joe Dorsey
as Caretaker
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  • Nov 11, 2015
    Having none of the creepiness and terror of the original, Pet Sematary II is an abysmal sequel. After the death of his mother Jeff Matthews moves to the rural town of Ludlow, Maine, with his father; where he soon learns of an ancient Indian burial ground that has the power to resurrect the dead. Edward Furlong leads the cast and gives a terrible performance. But he doesn't really have much to work with, as the writing is awful. Additionally, the costumes and sets all look incredibly cheap, giving the film a low-rent feel. While it tries to hit the same beats as the first film, Pet Sematary II is just a pathetic imitation.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2012
    When it comes to a low-grade horror films, "Pet Sematary Two" is the absolute worst of the worst. It's poorly-handled and cheap-looking, flatly-acted and disgusting, and there's a questionable amount of slow-motion thrown in. Basically, it's the tiresome result of a studio getting greedy and trying to make a couple of quick bucks by making an unnecessary sequel to a better and more successful horror flick, but failing in the worst way possible. "Pet Sematary Two" is boring, incompetent and laughably uninspired. It's more than a waste of time.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2012
    Pet Sematary two is a pretty bad sequel to a very good horror flick. As usual, the filmmakers decided to create a follow-up to a fun horror flick, but this time around, the sequel really doesn't pay off. The film may appeal to gore fans, as it is very gruesome and director Mary Lambert leaves nothing out. This sequel acts as if it forgets the first film, that actually delivered terror; but this time around, it just delivers on the bloodletting. What I loved about the original was the supernatural elements that rounded out a good story, and in fact it probably was the best work by author Stephen King. Pet Sematary tries to amp up the game by providing more blood and gore and the film doesn't stand out. I felt that this film missed the mark and didn't deliver anything aside from gore. A good story would have helped, but the film lacked in that department. I felt the film lacked anything really interesting that would make it watchable. This sequel relies more on gore than anything, and it's fine if that's what you're expecting, but to those who loved those who loved the original, this will most likely disappoint you. As far as sequels are concerned, this follow-up is bad to mediocre and with only the gore factor to deliver its horror, the film ends up being a waste of time. There are a few decent elements here and there, but as a whole; the film doesn't work and like I previously stated, it's a disappointment. The film could have been much better and the filmmakers could have thought of a better plot, but it's just bland.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2011
    A weak sequel with only a few good bloody/scary scenes.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer

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