Return of the Living Dead Part II is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion Pictures on January 8, 1988, and was a minor box office success, making over $9 million at the box office in the United States against its $6 million budget. It is the first of four sequels. Though this film and its predecessor shared the same rating ("R"), this film had a lighter tone as it was partially aimed at a teenage audience; however the misleading trailer suggested it was darker. The main protagonists, Jesse and Lucy, share the last name 'Wilson', giving the cult fans a clue that they are the children or nephew and niece to Burt Wilson, the main protagonist of the first film.
The story begins with a military truck transporting barrels of Trioxin. The soldiers (who were smoking marijuana) driving the vehicle through a downpour are unaware when a barrel breaks loose near the town of Westvale and falls into a river.
The next day a young boy called Jesse Wilson is at the cemetery with Billy Crowley and Johnny, two local bullies. The trio investigate the Trioxin tank they find. Jesse tells