5.4/10
7,693
75 user 36 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(inspired by an original story by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

House (1986)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt
House IV (Video 1992)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Roger Cobb (William Katt) is killed in a car accident. His family must move into the house that has haunted him for several years. Soon the family begins to experience scary and unexplained phenomena.

Director: Lewis Abernathy
Stars: Terri Treas, William Katt, Scott Burkholder
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of ... See full summary »

Directors: James Isaac, David Blyth
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart
The Gate (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp
976-EVIL (1988)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director: Robert Englund
Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
Fantasy | Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Four teens summon forth a diminuitive, demonic minion from The Other Side to do their bidding and grant their wishes, but of course, they must all ultimately pay the price...

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Louis Tripp, Simon Reynolds, James Villemaire
Chopping Mall (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney
Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins
Critters (1986)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick
Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Kate (as Lar Park Lincoln)
...
...
...
...
...
Virgin (as Devin Devasquez)
Jayne Modean ...
Ronn Carroll ...
Deputy
...
Doug MacHugh ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A whole new house with all new owners. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Espanto II  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,800,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Charlie says his Uzi is semi automatic, yet it shoots like a fully automatic. In addition, the Uzi is obviously the semi-auto Carbine model, with a longer barrel that is legal for civilian ownership in the U.S. It is a felony for a civilian to own a full-auto gun without having a federal license for each such gun. See more »

Quotes

High Priest: Give me the skull!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brad & Jerrid: Brad and Jerrid Watch the Room (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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"


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who loved this Movie? fromhaddonfield
talking pizza? morechoiriel
House Movies ... Kilroyrd
Gramps' pet zerotoeveryone
What was the name of Jana's (Amy Yasbeck) band in the movie? polturgyst
Gramps rolykeates
Discuss House II: The Second Story (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?