Pet Sematary II

Year: 1992

Director: Mary Lambert

Written by: Richard Outten

Threat: Undead

Weapon of Choice: Motorcycle

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      Pet Sematary II

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Pet Sematary

Rish Outfield's reviews
While I'm not technically allowed to review Pet Sematary 2, I will say this:
I love Anthony Edwards.
Thank you.

The tyranist's thoughts
Sequels are almost by definition inferior and I would expect the same of this one (especially since it wasn't written by Stephen King). However, there are so many people that I love in this one that it was just really fun to watch them all. Edward Furlong and Jared Rushton are teaming up again (you'll remember them from Terminator 2: Judgement Day). This time they hate each other, but the chemistry is still there. Clancy Brown makes his first appearance in a King related film ("the hardest screw that ever walked a turn at Shawshank State Prison"). Then there's the sweet Sarah Trigger. I know that all of you are wondering who she is and where I could possibly love her from, but let's just say never underestimate the power PCU has over me.
When I firt rented this Rish complained about the inconsistencies in it, but I can honestly say that I didn't see them. With the exception of Gus being able to bury and resurrect Clyde every other rule is followed and in that case I'm perfectly willing to assume that Clyde is Gus's bastard child since both characters are jerks. The story isn't as spooky as the first and it doesn't have even half of the cool dialogue, but it still comes across as a pretty good horror film. In fact, if it weren't associated with the first Pet Sematary then I would probably rate it among the top %25 of the genre. As it is, it is a sequel that doesn't quite live up to the first. You might want to watch it knowing that.

Total Skulls: 18

Sequel skull
Sequel setup
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
Former celebrity appears
Bad title
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
Bad execution
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex skull
Death associated with sex
Unfulfilled promise of nudity skull
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door skull
Camera is the killer
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Victim locks self in with killer skullskull
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
Toilet stall scene
Shower scene
Car stalls or won't start
Cat jumps out skull
Fake scare skull
Laughable scare
Stupid discovery of corpse
Dream sequence skull
No one believes only witness
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth
Music detracts from scene
Death in first five minutes skull
What the hell? skull
x years ago . . .
Dark and stormy night
Killer doesn't stay dead skullskull
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unscary villain/monster
Beheading skull
Blood fountain
Blood hits camera
Poor death effect
Excessive gore skull
No one dies at all
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives skull
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
Unbelievably crappy ending