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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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House II: The Unexpected  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£220,260 (UK) (17 May 1987)

Gross:

$7,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In 1987, Marvel released a comic book version of the film that was written by The Karate Kid (1984) actor Ralph Macchio. See more »

Goofs

When Bill the electrician first enters the house, the dolly track is clearly visible on the floor for over 30 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Jessie! It's me! I'm your great-great grandson. They named me after you. My name is Jessie too.
Gramps: [Gramps slowly removes mask, Jessie and Charlie wimper] My great-great grandson? What year is it?
Jesse: I don't know.
Gramps: Now don't you mess with me boy!
Jesse: Uhh! October 30, 1986!
Gramps: Well goddamn. I've been waitin' over 70 years for some jackass to get the scent to come dig me up. Thank you, boy.
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Fun, campy 1980s horror/comedy/western.
24 April 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is a fun, under-watched gem from the 80s. Fans of the first House have a lot to enjoy here. Certainly one of the only horror/comedy/westerns I can think of, but it works well in this picture. Don't expect Citizen Kane, but if you're looking for an enjoyable little flick, you won't be disappointed.

Interestingly, this film follows in the footsteps of the original House by casting a member of Cheers in a small role. In House, it's George Wendt, and in this film we get an amusing, if brief, appearance by John Ratzenberger. Jonathan Stark puts in an amusing performance as the Jim Carrey-esquire buddy, and Bill Maher shows up as well.


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