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Ghoulies II (1988)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  5 October 1988 (USA)
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Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Martin ...
Larry
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Sir Nigel Penneyweight
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P. Hardin
Kerry Remsen ...
Nicole
Dale Wyatt ...
Dixie
Jon Pennell ...
Bobby (as Jon Maynard Pennell)
Sasha Jenson ...
Teddy
Starr Andreeff ...
Alice
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Merle
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Eddie
Christopher Burton ...
Leo
Mickey Knox ...
Ray
Romano Puppo ...
Zampano
Ames Morton ...
Patty
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Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an attempt to kill them, so the creatures go on a rampage through the fairgrounds, ultimately leading to an explosive conclusion! Written by JohnPaul C. <lennon@execpc.ccom>

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the bathroom. See more »

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This film and its predecessor where caught in a "moral panic" in the 1980's accusing the popular culture of endorsing and glamorizing witchcraft, the occult, and satanism. See more »

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Uncle Ned: I am a magician, you sons of bitches. You can't kill me!
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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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Bazaar
Composed by George Fenton & John Leach
Published by Bruton Music/APM, ASCAP
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Fun sequel! **1/2 out of 5
19 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This time the focus is much more on the ghoulies themselves. And they're all ready to have some fun at the carnival!

There's lots of fun to be had here. You get to see ghoulies eat off a clowns arm (hoorah!)and my favorite scene features a ghoulie running over a man with a bumper car. Priceless.

Oh yeah, one of the more subtle moments I had to rewind a couple of times was when the mummy pops up and the kid kicks it back and you can hear the mummy say 'ow!'

Sure these films can be laughed at, but I have a feeling the movies are laughing with you. It's all very tongue in cheek and not to be taken too seriously. The only moment I think that was to be taken seriously was the terrible moment where the girl is talking about an incident that happened when she was younger; ala Pheobe Cates in Gremlins.

Still, that moment passes quickly and is completely forgettable.

I find these 'Ghoulies' films to be completely charming. If you're into Gremlins and Critters and Munchies and the like, check'em out.


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