You’d think this one would be just as much fun as the first, but alas, it’s not half as good. This time a cannister containing one of the Trioxin infected undead falls off an army truck and is discovered by neighorhood bullies. Soon it’s open, releasing a slimy looking tar-man zombie (again), and the gas spreads to a nearby cemetary (again). James Karen and Thom Mathews are back in almost identical roles from the first movie, even repeating the same lines at one point and realizing themselves that they’ve been through this before. The gore is good, but the humor and fun of the first one are barely visible throughout this flick. You won’t miss anything if you skip straight to Part 3.
About Return of the Living Dead Part 2 (1988)
Starring: Mitch Pileggi, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Forrest J Ackerman, James Karen, Jonathan Terry, Suzanne Snyder, Dana Ashbrook, Don Maxwell, Eric Clarke, Allan Trautman, Terrence Riggins, Troy Fromin, Richard Moore, Michael Kenworthy, Jason Hogan, Dana Vitatoe, Marsha Dietlein, Hanala Sagal, Sally Smythe, Reynold Cindrich, Philip Bruns, Art Bonilla, James McIntire, Larry Nicholas, Doug Benson, David Eby, Nicholas Hernandez, Annie Marshall, Derek Loughran
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
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