R | | Fantasy, Horror
A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother's hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead.
When Drew enters the vet's office with Zowie on a leash, Zowie chases the kitten and the kitten runs under a surgical gurney to find safety. This scene was shot in cuts and the kitten was not actually there when the dog was doing the chasing. The kitten was filmed separately going from A to B, with one trainer releasing the kitten and a second trainer calling to the kitten with food as a reward. The actor opened the door, holding the leash, and the trainer then gave a verbal command to the dog to speak and then called the dog to him. The actor struggled with the dog, holding the leash, and then on cue, let the leash go as the dog ran out of frame. A scene was then filmed with the kitten under the gurney and Drew holding Zowie back as he tries to get to the kitten under the gurney. The kitten was never frightened or in any real danger as the dog likes kittens and the two animals are friends.
Jeff, I love you. Stay with me, Dead Is BETTER! DEAD IS BETTER! STAY WITH ME, OH GOD!
(at around 1h 30 mins) There is much more brain splatter on Jeff's face the second time he approaches the door (this time, holding the ax).
There is a good-quality workprint circulating as a bootleg which contains all the graphic violence (including a more graphic shot of the drill scene) which was cut from the U.S. release to earn an "R" rating.
$4,825,100 30 August 1992