After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews (Anthony Edwards, TV's ER) and his 13-year-old son Jeff (Edward Furlong, Terminator 2: Judgement Day) move to Ludlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neigh... more »borhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert, who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather Gus (Clancy Brown, Highlander). After Gus cold-bloodedly shoots Drew's beloved dog, the boys bury the body in the local Indian burial grounds - a place rumored to have powers of resurrection. When evil is awakened, the boys realize that sometimes you should just led dead dogs lie.« less
"First off, you shouldnt be watching this if gore offends you. Its a "horror" movie and you should expect that. Also, most people didnt get the plot, which is death. Learning to deal with death and learning that it is a natural part of life that you should learn to deal with. Hence the dark brooding feel of the film. I enjoyed this movie start to finish without being bored and I thought it was a good way to end the franchise. They even played The Ramones again at the end of the film! Buy it if you liked the first"
You have the right to remain silent, Drew buddy!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! This sequel is just as incredible as the original. Now there's something you definately don't see every day! After I saw the fabulous PET SEMATARY, probably the greatest movie on Earth, I dreaded the thought that there was a sequel because I thought it would just be cheesy [stuff]. I decided to rent it and see for myself. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe it or not, this really IS just as good as the original. The movie is about this kid Jeff Mathews and his father who live din Hollywood with Jeff's movie star mother Renee, until there was an accident while filming a movie and Renee got electricuted and died. Jeff saw the whole thing. So his father decided to move to Ludlow, Maine (the place where all the stuff happened with the Creed family from the first film) and Jeff gets himself a new kitten from the kennel where his dad is going to work. When he starts school, Jeff hears talk of an acient Indian Burial Ground that "makes the dead rise." Then Jeff makes friends with pudjy Drew Gilmore. When Drew's abusive trigger-happy father Gus shoots Drew's dog, Jeff and Drew bury him in the Burial Ground. When Drew's vengevul dog comes back from the dead and kills Gus, They bury him in the Burial Ground. Gus comes back and all hell breaks loose and all citizens of the town are in danger.So, it is more fun and enjoyable than the first, but not so much fun that it's cheesy. It's just not as serious as the first. It is still very disturbing, as the first was. See it if you liked the first one."
PS1 vs. PS2... Which one do you prefer?
Jasperess | Brunswick, ME USA | 08/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was highly entertaining and had many redeeming qualities that the original film (which was very close to the book, since King wrote the script as well) doesn't. First, the emotions portrayed by the lead in this film (Furlong) are very well portrayed and many viewers feel a sort of empathy with him as the movie progresses from his mother's death, through his moments of trying to get back to normal, to his inevitable state of mind when the movie comes to a climax. Second, although people of all ages see these horror flicks and read the books, this sequel seems to be more directed towards young adults, and not so much to adults as the first. Third, you are given more insight into the actual Micmac burial ground and what happens to the pets and people more than the first. For example, in the original, although the cat was brought back, it was never shown if the cat WAS really bad as it came back; only the people seemed to be. In this movie, however, the dog is horrifying, in one word, and the people usually vary. There is one point in the movie where the character Drew says that "maybe it depends on what they're like before they die." Well, does it? See the movie and find out for yourself! Hope this was helpful! :-)"
Very worthy sequel
Duane S. Melli | the USA | 08/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most people prefer PET SEMATARY II over the original because it's more fun and not nearly as disturbing. The original has images that stay with you for weeks, whereas the sequel is basically just a huge, fun gorefest. It still is very spooky and quite good, even though Stephen King put up a huge fight for it not to go to theaters and wanted all the video and DVD copies in the world destroyed. I think it's a very well-done sequel and you'll like it if you liked the original."
Lots of Fun and Silliness
Nancy T. Battaglia | 06/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this movie was ok as cheap horror flicks go, but the one reason to see it is to watch Clancy Brown eating mashed potatoes with his hands. I cannot see him in anything else without thinking of that scene. Worth seeing the whole movie for this scene alone!"