House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  28 August 1987 (USA)
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The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.



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The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

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Come over to my house... but don't come alone! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Espanto II  »

Box Office


$7,800,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Bill Tanner the electrician/adventurer is played by John Ratzenberger, who is well known for playing Cliff Clavin on Cheers (1982). House (1986) featured George Wendt as Harold, who played Cliff's best friend Norm. See more »


During the battle with the Aztecs, Jess sets the skull on the ground beside him, after which it disappears, until he is seen carrying it as he exits. See more »


Charlie: [laughs at Jessie] I think she likes you.
Jesse: Come on, Charlie.
Charlie: No, really.
[Turns to Virgin]
Charlie: Who do you like better: me or him? Me: Charlie, crazy, yet fun, huh, or him.
[Jessie throws a food at Charlie's face]
Charlie: I rest my case.
[Virin throws something at Charlie]
Charlie: OWWW!
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Referenced in Jeepers Creepers (2001) See more »

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Pretty Good for a Sequel!
10 December 1998 | by (Tranquille) – See all my reviews

Another house, another set of house-guests. Although the first few scenes make you wonder if the movie was worth seeing, you're soon captivated by this movie. "House II" continues the comedic tradition set forth in the first "House". Arye Gross is as excellent as ever as Jesse, the new owner of the house, and Jonathan Stark, best known for his voice abilities in animated shows, is without equal in his role as Jesse's quirky and weird friend Charlie.

This movie will take you from the Wild West to the ancient Aztecs to the Crustaceous Period to the present time (October 30, 1986 in the movie). Charlie and Jesse get involved in one absolutely hilarious adventure after another. Like "House I", this movie is horror with a comedy bent, and doesn't have the nudity, language, or extreme violence that categorized most horrors of the eighties. It's good, clean fun. Sure, there's a few long-dead guests, but they're basically harmless. Add to the thrill some humorous, and well-done, special effects, and some interesting new pets, and you've got a winner!

If you enjoy "House II", it would be worth your while to check out "The Never-Ending Story" -- they work on a similar bent of fantasy and comedic special effects to catch your interest. Some viewers may also enjoy movies like "The Adventures of Pecos Bill". and more die-hard horror fans might also like "Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight"

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