Pet Sematary Two: Servicing Your Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Needs


Pet Sematary Two is not a good movie. I doubt that’s a surprise to you since you were probably aware that its predecessor Pet Sematary is also not a good movie (despite a great, true-to-the-book performance by Fred Gwynne). I’m not here to review those movies.


Pet Sematary
Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Pet Sematary Two
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Pet Sematary II

Now. I want to communicate two things about Pet Sematary Two. First, it’s a movie that actively rips off other Stephen King movies. Obviously, there’s Pet Sematary, but you’ve got the coming-of-agey kid protagonists from Stand by Me, the demonic dog from Cujo, and the antagonist breaking through a door scene from The Shining. They get tantalizingly close to the end of Carrie, but cut away just in time.

Second, this movie has tons of potential as your goto Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon movie. It’s an odd little nexus of obscure actors. We’ve got Edward Furlong of T2 fame, Anthony Edwards of ER and Revenge of the Nerds, Jared Rushton the bully from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Darlanne Fluegel the evil doctor from the third Darkman, and my personal favorite Clancy Brown whose voice I was trying to place the entire time until I looked him up and realized he was Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.

So if you’re trying to connect Rick Moranis to Schwarzenegger or George Clooney to Arnold Vosloo, there ya go.

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