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Critters 2 (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 April 1988 (USA)
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.

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Cast

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Ug
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Charlie (as Don Opper)
Cynthia Garris ...
Zanti
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Al Stevenson ...
Bus Driver
Tom Hodges ...
Wesley
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Quigley
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Cindy
Herta Ware ...
Nana
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Mr. Morgan
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Sal
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Reverend Fisher
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A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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"Critters 1" got your blood pumping... This time they want more than a taste See more »


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29 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Critters 2: The Main Course  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,813,293 (USA)
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Trivia

New Line Cinema Trademark: Lin Shaye has a role. Lin Shaye the younger sister of the Founder of New Line Cinema Robert Shaye. She can be found in countless New Line films, including this one. Other examples include "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Dumb and Dumber", and "Critters". Etc. See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) During the close up shot of the dead sheriff in the Easter Bunny costume at the church, you can clearly see the zip of the costume is done up yet in the scene before it was stuck hence how the critters got inside the suit. See more »

Quotes

Quigley: It's just a dog.
Wesley: So was "Cujo".
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Crazy Credits

Critter translation is provided by the Karl P Anno institute of intergalactic semantic research See more »

Connections

Edited into Critters 4 (1992) See more »

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Frauline
Performed by Love Hate
Published by New Line Music Corp./BMI
Swade Publishing
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Immensely enjoyable and entertaining sequel
21 November 2013 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

With the news of more aliens still on Earth, the bounty hunters set off to find the lone human they can trust to help them corral the beings before they spread throughout the town and become too much for them to handle.

This here turned out to be quite an exciting and enjoyable horror/comedy that has so much going for it that there's just no shortage of fun to be had here. The fact that this one decides to get the creatures out quite early with the discovery of the eggs and the town becoming aware of what's going on with his reappearance to their total dismay and a series of isolated attacks that clearly signal the creatures are back and ready to continue their rampage as before, only making the creatures as completely oblivious to the others around them makes for a rather fun time with the different attacks not being recognized until the mid-way point results in some nice fun. With the different tactics of trying to get the creatures under control still providing a lot of laughs as well, it makes for much more fun to be had when it plays off the previously established guidelines for the series as well as injecting a lot of clever and sometimes creepy points in this to add in a horror angle when all is said and done makes this one a lot more entertaining and enjoyable. There's enough gore in this to appeal to the more traditional horror fans with their attacks on the townspeople in the diner, the church and the final attack in the storage locker not only provide some fun moments throughout with their fun combination of mixing light-hearted action with some rather gruesome moments to add up to a bunch of fun times. While there's some flaws here in that the continuous jokes about the events in the first film are used to make it appear that he's just insane and should know better about spreading such information around get tiresome quite quickly, there's enough to like here that it's enough to overcome the few flaws.

Rated PG-13: Language, Violence and Nudity.


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