Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
Stand-up comedian / actor Doug Benson, who played one of the Zombies, remains friends with Dana Ashbrook to this day. Ashbrook appeared on Benson's popular podcast Doug Loves Movies, where they related humorous stories about the filming of this movie. The audio-only episode was released April 2, 2017. See more »
When Jesse Lucy and Tom are talking about going to look around town you can see Doc Mandel in the background examining Joey and Ed still wearing his red sweater. After the others leave and the shot returns to Doc his sweater is gone has been replaced by a white lab coat. See more »
Although the original video and laserdisc releases are the same as the cinema version all DVD copies of the film feature alternate music for many of the scenes, most notably the rising of the zombies. Director Ken Wiederhorn mentions in the DVD commentary that there was a problem with the rights to the original films score for US distribution of the DVD, he admits the newer soundtrack is not the intended soundtrack for the film. However, the films original score as composed by J. Peter Robinson can be heard of the films french Audio track. The score currently heard in the DVD release of the film was performed by a composer hired by producer Tom Fox, when the film was completed and submitted for distribution the studio, Lorimar, a division of Warner Brothers, hired J. Peter Robinson to re-score the film. See more »
I still remember how I got into this movie. The VHS cover was very cheesy but at the same time it was intriguing. I remember avoiding this one until it was the last VHS on my local video store Horror shelf. When I rented it in the early 90's, I wasn't a bit disappointed but I forgot about it pretty soon.
Years after, I watched it on DVD and the memories are still fresh! This movie isn't better than the original but still has it's own good moments. Thom Matthews reprises his lead role and delivers a great performance. The direction is pretty good for the movie's standards and I must admit that this is a visually stunning low budgeter.
The ending is among the best of any zombie flicks for it's unique cheesiness and non-stop action.
Watch this sequel only for fun purposes, do not watch it as a straight Horror movie because it might disappoint you.
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