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House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 28 August 1987 (USA)
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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A whole new house with all new owners. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House II: The Unexpected  »

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$7,800,000
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Trivia

Bill Tanner the electrician/adventurer is played by John Ratzenberger, who is well known for playing Cliff Clavin on Cheers (1982). House (1985) featured George Wendt as Harold, who played Cliff's best friend Norm. See more »

Goofs

After "Gramps" feeds the worm-dog a bottle of beer, he tells the animal to go off and play, while turning him to the floor. It's then that you can see the obvious arm of the puppeteer, clothed in the same cloth of the blanket "Gramps" is using. See more »

Quotes

Gramps: Don't call me sir! I ain't no politician!
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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
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Classic gem!
11 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was always a fan of the first House movie and recently found out about the sequel's existence. I checked it out and within the first 10 minutes I knew I was in for a hell of a ride. This movie is so crazy and unpredictable. I found myself loving the characters and laughing at small little things here and there. Those are the kind of movies I like. When you can find little hidden lines and actions that make you laugh.

I think the movie is done really well. At first I thought it was going to be a B Grade mess, but much like the first film they did a great job with the puppets, make up, and stop-motion scenes. There's just an added charm that comes with special effects that don't use computers. In fact, if there's one thing this movie has an abundance of it's charm. The actors looked like they were having fun and were perfect for their roles.

This definitely barely qualifies as a horror movie. It's more like a comedy or family flick. Or a comedic Indiana Jones in a haunted mansion setting. I would watch this with my little cousins who are around 7 years old, but I think anyone can enjoy this film. I'm 29 and I loved it lol. Definitely worth the watch!


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