Another strong entry in the ongoing series, this second sequel to the gleefully trashy 1985 original is on the low-budget side, but director Brian Yuzna does his best with what he has, and that effort comes through every frame of the movie. The story itself is surprisingly touching, while the makeup and creature effects are grisly and effective, with genuinely shocking zombie attacks throughout the movie, all making the finished product a nifty little gem. Lead Mindy Clarke is well-cast as Julie, and makes for a morbidly fascinating muse for Yuzna. Do not watch on a full stomach, this one’s gory as hell.
Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)