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A virtual remake of its predecessor, (1985), which itself was a tongue-in-cheek rip-off of director George Romero's George Romero (1968), this follow-up adheres strictly to a gore and gags formula. Jesse Wilson (Michael Kenworthy), is a young boy being bullied by thugs from the neighborhood when all of them discover a sealed drum containing a zombie corpse. The release of a gas from the container reanimates the dead in a nearby graveyard, thus releasing an army of the undead, which mindlessly crave living human brains. As Jesse tries to contact the military to put a lid on the situation, the zombies are dispatched through a variety of gruesome methods. Two stars of the first film, James Karen and Thom Mathews, return in essentially the same parts, but with different names, as their characters were previously slaughtered. Followed by a third entry in the seires, Thom Mathews (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:January 15, 1988

Cast

James Karen
as Ed
Thom Matthews
as Joey
Michael Kenworthy
as Jesse Wilson
Marsha Dietlein
as Lucy Wilson
Dana Ashbrook
as Tom Essex
Philip Bruns
as Doc Mandel
Suzanne Snyder
as Brenda
Thor Van Lingen
as Billy
Jason Hogan
as Johnny
Suzan Stadner
as Aerobics Instructor
Jonathan Terry
as Colonel
Sally Smythe
as Billy's Mom
Don Maxwell
as Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich
as Soldier
Mitch Pileggi
as Sarge
Arturo Bonilla
as Les
Terrence Riggins
as Frank
James McIntire
as Officer
Anne O. Marshall
as Special Zombie
Alexandre Trauner
as Tarman
Larry Nicholas
as Jesse's Double
Forrest J. Ackerman
as Special Zombie
Douglas Benson
as Special Zombie
David Eby
as Special Zombie
Nicholas Hernandez
as Special Zombie
Derek Loughran
as Special Zombie
Richard Moore
as Special Zombie
Steve Neuvenheim
as Special Zombie
Brian Peck
as Special Zombie
Peachy Keene
as Worm Woman
David Eby
as Special Zombie
Douglas Benson
as Special Zombie
Brian Peck
as Special Zombie
Larry Nicholas
as Jesse's Double
Steve Neuvenheim
as Special Zombie
Derek Loughran
as Special Zombie
Richard Moore
as Special Zombie
Anne O. Marshall
as Special Zombie
Nicholas Hernandez
as Special Zombie
Forrest J. Ackerman
as Special Zombie
Alexandre Trauner
as Tarman

Crew

Ken Wiederhorn
Director
Tom Fox
Producer
Ken Wiederhorn
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Michael Olivieri
Songwriter
Paul Carmen
Songwriter
Carey Howe
Songwriter
Charles Benante
Songwriter
Geoffrey Gayer
Songwriter
Julian Cope
Songwriter
Scott Ian
Songwriter
David Chackler
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Rooney
Songwriter
Dan Spitz
Songwriter
Brian Cadd
Songwriter
Joe Lamont
Songwriter
Zodiac Mindwarp
Songwriter
William S. Gilmore
Co-producer
Suzette Sheets
Set Designer
Terry Frazee
Special Effects
Eugene Crum
Special Effects
Gary Lee Davis
Stunts
Robin S. Clark
Production Manager
Shari Rhodes
Casting
Kenny Myers
Makeup Special Effects
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