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House II: The Second Story (1987)

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

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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A Casa do Espanto II  »

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Bill Tanner, the electrician/adventurer is played by John Ratzenberger, best known for his role as Cliff the mailman on Cheers (1982). His on-screen best friend from Cheers, Norm (played by George Wendt), appears in the previous film, House (1986) as the next door neighbor, Harold. See more »

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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 »

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Gramps: Don't call me sir! I ain't no politician!
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This movie is worth watching for the caterpuppy alone...
26 May 2000 | by (LaGrange, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I love this movie because it just keeps getting goofier and goofier and throws all sorts of disparate elements into the mix. You have the the great old mansion, you have the nutty friend, you have the obligatory 1980's party segment but you also have alternative universes, pterodactyls, feuding Wild West zombified cowboys and one of the cutest creations in filmdom the caterpuppy!! Arye Gross is right for the lead and has great comic timing,Jonathan Stark is very funny as Gross' wacky party buddy and Royal Dano takes the prize as Gross' zombified great-great grandfather who had discovered a crystal skull that creates all the ensuing havoc!There are also two great supporting roles for John Ratzenburger(from Cheer's) as an electrician/adventurer and Politically Incorrect's Bill Maher as a smarmy record exec. Watch out for some imaginative special effects that bring to mind the work of Ray Harryhausen (like the skeletal horse ridden by Royal Dano's nemesis) and the super cute caterpuppy! If every scene doesn't work it hardly matters as it is always an enjoyable and wild ride. Watch this for a dose of imaginative fun.


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