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Pet Sematary 2

Pet Sematary 2
Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Edward Furlong and Jared Rushton

Rated: R For nudity and language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: August 28, 1992 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Let's face it, moving to a new town isn't easy, especially if you're a teenager whose mother just died in a freak accident. Jeff (Edward Furlong) and his veterinarian father move to a small town with the requisite number of weirdos populating it.

A group of bullies, an overweight friend with an abusive sheriff stepfather and a pet cemetery also inhabit this quiet little haven,

Alter his friend's dog is killed, Jeff and he bury it in an old Indian burial ground that carries the legend that anything buried there will soon come back to life, which may be a good thing, because most of the town's people end up here.

It seems, however, that being buried here doesn't do much for their personalities because they return in a decidedly worse mood. The fact that they come back with gaping, bloody wounds in their bodies could be a factor.

The film's star, Furlong uses his eyes to evoke ass of his emotions, (his acting was also the worst thing about Terminator 2), rolling his eyes skyward makes up the bulk of his repertoire,

A great deal of ooze was used in this movie; ooze seeps out of every possible body cavity.

Directed by Mary Lambert, Pet Sematary 2 has no mystery or surprise, every death is predictable, every reaction telegraphed minutes before it appears on screen, so the audience is not scared, just grossed out by disguising ooze.

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