Pet Semetary 2 (1992) is an American action thriller horror movie that is the sequel to Pet Sematary (1989). Director Mary Lambert (Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)) failed at executing this movie. The movie was advertised as a thriller action horror movie, but I did not encounter any of those subject matters. The movie does contain sexual reference and one sexual nude scene where we see a female upper body. There is a huge amount of gore, violence, and graphic images. The movie contains bad language and scenes that might frighten younger viewers.
Veterinarian Chase (Anthony Edwards - ER (1994), Zodiac (2007), Top Gun (1986), Revenge of the Nerds (1984)) and his 13-year-old son Jeff moved to Ludlow, Maine after his wife accidently died. Chase felt they needed a change, but the change that they are about to face is not what he had in mind. Jeff (Edward Furlong - American History X (1998), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Pecker (1998), Detroit Rock City (1999)) soon learned about the Creed family. He also learned about the Indian burial ground and its power to bring the dead back to life. Jeff and his friend Drew (Jason McGuire) buried Drew’s dog in the Indian burial ground. Drew’s stepfather’s Gus Gilbert shot and killed Drew’s dog, Zowie. The dog, Zowie is now back from the dead and Chase tries to treat it but found no heartbeat and discovers the wound is not healing at all. Chase obtained blood from Zowie and discovers that the blood/cells are that of a dead animal and was deteriorated. Zowie killed Gus (Clancy Brown - Redemption (1994), Starship Troopers (1997), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), Highlander (1986)) when Gus was about to hit Drew with a grave marker in the cemetery. The movie took a turning point when Drew and Jeff buried Gus in the burial ground - guess what—- yes, Gus is now back from the dead and is more kind and gentle towards Drew. I thought that was strange as everyone that comes back to life is more angry, violent and deadly. Well, that did not last for long as the sadistic side of Gus is shown in the most horrific, gut-wrenching way possible.
The rest of the movie was somewhat interesting, but I did not find myself watching it again. Pet Semetary 2 was a one time watch and is something that horror fans can live without seeing. The movie did not contain any memorable moments and was a little entertaining while it lasted. The actors did an okay job with their roles, but it is not anything great to discuss. There were a few inconsistencies in this movie and two of them were: Chase’s license plate said Maine on it and it was in front of the car and then it was not in front of the car for the rest of the movie. Zowie’s fur did not stay the same color throughout the movie after it returned from the grave - the color kept changing. Overall, I would recommend horror fans to stay away from this movie.
About Pet Sematary Two (1992)
Starring: Clancy Brown, Edward Furlong, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Anthony Edwards, Joe Dorsey, Rick Andosca, Gil Roper, Robert Easton, Bart Mixon, Jim Peck, Len Hunt, Reid Binion, David Ratajczak, Lucius Houghton, Elizabeth Ziegler, Ken Fisher, Judson Vaughn, Bruce Evers, Janell McLeod, Christy Dennis, Jared Rushton, Donna Lowry, Darlanne Fluegel, Emily Woodward, Jason McGuire, Amanda Mitchell, Sarah Trigger, J.L. Parker, Lisa Waltz
Director: Mary Lambert