Return of the Living Dead Part II
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Those deadly cans of poisonous gas that turn corpses into carnivorous zombies are back in this sequel to the 1985 version of Return of the Living Dead. This time the trouble begins when the gas bearing cannisters accidentally roll off of an… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 8, 1988
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Variety Staff

The only saving grace in a totally misguided effort is the performance of character actor Bruns who is quite funny as the slightly off-the-wall doctor.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

If you're going to force a sequel on us, you could at least get creative rather than just cribbing from Dan O'Bannon's original script.

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Christopher Null

Given the abundance of films like this, Return 2 is hardly a classic, but it's far better than it has any right to be.

Time Out

Not even a nuclear explosion, it seems, can prevent a sequel to a tongue-in-cheek zombie pic.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It seems to be doing so many of the same things that made the first one great. It fails, in that it does them all poorly.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie's high points are its makeup and special effects. The movie's low points are almost everything else.

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Walter Goodman
New York Times

... has nothing to do with George Romero's 1968 cult favorite ''Night of the Living Dead.''

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Steve Crum

One of short series that gave James Karen his place in horror movie history.

Widgett Walls

The first film was an amusing, winking zombiefest that glorified its own cheekiness. The sequel tries to do bigger and better and thus is less and worse.

Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The sequel follows on from the first with its very very basic and silly plot but this time it goes for the throat with full on comedy over horror and gory… More
Cassandra Maples
I enjoyed this tremendously. It was one of the first zombie films I saw, and first of the Return series. A mix of horror and comedy can so easily be done wrong… More
Aj V
This zombie flick is okay, but it's a sequel and not as good as the original, and the actors are bad, and the story is exactly the same as the first too.
_kelly .King
a disappointing followup, Rave to the Grave might be better
Alex roy
This in my opinion tried to copy the first film without trying anything new or creative. What made the first film so great was the crazy antics of the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It seemed to have better zombie effects, characters, story and humour than the first. I really got into this one, whereas I could never get into the first one.

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