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Writers (WGA):
David Twohy (written by) and
Mick Garris (written by)
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Release Date:
29 April 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Get ready for seconds... they're back! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Terrence Mann ... Ug

Don Keith Opper ... Charlie (as Don Opper)
Cynthia Garris ... Zanti

Scott Grimes ... Brad
Al Stevenson ... Bus Driver
Tom Hodges ... Wesley

Douglas Rowe ... Quigley

Liane Curtis ... Megan

Lindsay Parker ... Cindy
Herta Ware ... Nana

Sam Anderson ... Mr. Morgan

Lin Shaye ... Sal

Barry Corbin ... Harv

Eddie Deezen ... Hungry Heifer Manager

Frank Birney ... Reverend Fisher
David Ursin ... Sheriff Corwin
Roxanne Kernohan ... Lee
Randy Spears ... Lee / Ug 'Nothing-Face' (as Gregory Patrick)

Tom McLoughlin ... Church Guard
Patrick Campbell ... Farmer
Montrose Hagins ... Farm Woman
Gary Cashdollar ... Scared Man
Candace Laughlin ... Woman
J. Christopher Sullivan ... Townie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Chiodo ... Puppeteer (uncredited)

Mick Garris ... Critters (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mick Garris 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Twohy (written by) (as D.T. Twohy) and
Mick Garris (written by)

Produced by
Daryl Kass .... associate producer
Barry Opper .... producer
Robert Shaye .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
 
Casting by
Robin Lippin 
 
Production Design by
Philip Dean Foreman 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas A. O'Conor (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Donna Stamps  (as Donna Stamps Scherer)
 
Costume Design by
Lesley Neufeld  (as Lesley Lynn Nicholson)
 
Makeup Department
Jill Bennett .... make-up assistant
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects supervisor
Evan Brainard .... special makeup effects artist
Camille Calvet .... special makeup effects artist
Dennis Curcio .... special makeup effects artist
Derek DeVoe .... special makeup effects artist
Erin Koplow .... special makeup effects artist (as Erin Brasfield)
Tom Lauten .... special makeup effects artist
John Lundberg .... special makeup effects artist
Mike Measimer .... special makeup effects artist
Sarah Ray .... special makeup effects artist
Sheri Short .... key make-up
Michael Williams .... key hair stylist
Woody Yaras .... special makeup effects crew
Bruce Barlow .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Trevor Cripps .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Nick Nicolaou .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joe Fineman .... post-production supervisor: New Line Cinema (as Joseph Fineman)
Daryl Kass .... unit production manager
Deborah Moore .... production supervisor: New Line
Cara Tapper .... post-production supervisor (as Cara I. Tapper)
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David D'Ovidio .... second assistant director
Allan Holzman .... second unit director
Brenda Kalosh .... second second assistant director
Jerry Ketcham .... first assistant director
David Womark .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Janet Alicea .... art department coordinator
Randy Anflick .... set carpenter
Libet Arnold .... assistant coordinator
John Beauchamp .... set carpenter
Ella St. John Blakey .... set carpenter (as Ela Blakely)
Don Blanks .... set carpenter
Cyndi Camelle .... assistant coordinator
Linda Cathey .... scenic artist
John Cazin .... set carpenter
Diane Colone .... painter (as Diane Taylor Colone)
Patrick K. Coppinger .... painter (as Pat Coppinger)
David Cunningham .... set carpenter
Anna Czerwatiuk .... set carpenter
Tom Dillenkoffer .... set carpenter
Andre G. Ellingson .... set carpenter (as Andre Ellingson)
Donna Gurmin .... construction assistant
Vince Hammond .... set carpenter
John Harrington .... swing gang
Gary Howard .... landscape designer
Geoffrey K. Hull .... main title artwork
Umberto Jimenez .... set carpenter
Mark Kamps .... set carpenter
Ken Larson .... set carpenter
Jeff Leahy .... paint coordinator
Mara J. Lee .... painter (as Mara Lee)
Thomas Lee .... set carpenter (as Tom Lee)
Timaree McCormick .... property master
Mike McGuire .... sign painter
Thomas A. O'Conor .... set carpenter (as Tom O'Conor)
Chris Pechin .... storyboard artist
Mary Pritchard .... construction assistant
Richard Robinson .... props: second unit
Gina Scappaticci .... set dresser
Mitch Simmons .... paint coordinator: pre-production
Christopher Corey Smith .... art department lead (as Christopher Smith)
Steve St. Peter .... art department assistant
David Strand .... swing gang
Mick Strawn .... town construction coordinator
Reg Strawn .... set carpenter
William Tabor .... set carpenter
Gary Van Fleet .... assistant props
Rand Vossler .... set dresser: second unit
Michael D. Welch .... construction foreman (as Mike Welch)
Perry Welch .... construction leadperson
Richard C. Welch .... set construction coordinator (as Dickie Welch)
Thomas Conti .... model maker (uncredited)
Janet Henry Gershenfeld .... stitcher (uncredited)
Shirley Herrington .... alien construction (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael John Bateman .... sound editor
Leigh French .... walla group coordinator
Gary Gegan .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... foley mixer
Robert Heffernan .... sound editor
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Jon Hussein .... adr recordist
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Bruce Markoe .... manager: JDH Sound
Allan R. Potter .... sound editor (as Allan Potter)
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Steve Sollars .... boom operator
Don Summer .... production sound mixer
Tova Szabó .... foley editor
Jack Woods .... sound editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects supervisor (as Marty Bresin)
C. Mitchell Bryan .... fabricator: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Charles Chiodo .... design and supervision: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Edward Chiodo .... design and supervision: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Linda Chiodo .... production coordinator: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Stephen Chiodo .... design and supervision: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ans Ellis .... cosmetics: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Dale Ettema .... special effects assistant: Special Effects Unlimited, Inc.
Linda Frobos .... sculptor: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Deborah Galvez .... cosmetics: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Jarn Heil .... special fabrication: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Steve Kellener .... production assistant: Chiodo Brothers Production, Inc.
Jim Kundig .... special fabrication: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Stephen Lebed .... mechanic: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc. (as Steve Lebed)
David Mesloh .... mechanic: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ralph Miller .... mechanic: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc. (as Ralph Miller III)
Niels Nielsen .... fabricator: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Jene Omens .... mechanic: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Bradford Plows .... fabricator: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc. (as Brad Plows)
Gerald Quist .... foam-latex: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Dwight Roberts .... mechanics supervisor: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Eric Rylander .... special effects foreman: Special Effects Unlimited, Inc.
David Sosalla .... mechanic: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Robert Tharp .... painter: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Brian Wade .... sculptor: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Willie Whitten .... sculptor: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc. (as William Whitten)
Brannon Wright .... production assistant: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Woody Yaras .... production assistant: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc. (as Brian Yaras)
Trevor Cripps .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Belohovek .... miniature effects: VCE (as Jim Belohovek)
Beverly Bernacki .... optical effects: VCE
William S. Conner .... photographic effects: VCE (as Bill Conner)
Thomas Conti .... miniature effects: VCE (as Tom Conti)
Jammie Friday .... animation effects: VCE
Spencer Gill .... optical effects: VCE
Todd Hall .... photographic effects: VCE
Rick Kess .... miniature effects: VCE
Peter Kuran .... visual effects
Kevin Kutchaver .... photographic effects: VCE
Stephen Lebed .... model maker
Jo Martin .... optical effects: VCE
Sarah Pasanen .... optical effects: VCE
Jacqueline Zietlow .... administrator: VCE
Jim Aupperle .... visual effects: miniature effects photography (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts (as Richard Barker)
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Hal Burton .... stunts
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Laurie Creach .... stunts (as Lauri Creach)
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
John Escobar .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Al Jones .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
John Sherrod .... stunts
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunts (as Jan Michael Schultz)
Joseph Smick .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts (as Cris Palamino)
Sammy Thurman .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Huston Beaumont .... electrician
Michael Bolner .... gaffer
Bob Calnan .... electrician
Michael Cardone .... second assistant camera: second unit
Joseph P. Clem .... electrician (as Joe Clem)
Ric Delgado .... electrician
David W. Donoho .... key grip: second unit (as David Donoho)
Todd Dos Reis .... additional loader
Brad Edmiston .... steadicam assistant
Craig Fleming .... grip best person (as Craig Keith Fleming)
Rob Forrest .... swing grip electric: second unit (as Robert Forrest)
Greg Gardiner .... director of photography: second unit
Nathaniel Goodman .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Nate Goodman)
Rick Heebner .... gaffer: second unit
Mark Jackson .... first assistant camera
Tony Jefferson .... grip
Kelvin Jones .... still photographer
Dave Kemp .... dolly grip
Timothy 'Guido' Magaraci .... grip (as Tim Magaraci)
Barbu Marian .... additional first assistant camera
Art Martin .... second assistant camera (as Arthur J. Martin)
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
Tigr Mennett .... electrician
Michael Moore .... grip
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
David Peters .... additional first assistant camera (as David Andrew Peters)
Casey Pierson .... electrician
Stephen Sharp .... electrician (as Stephen R. Sharp)
Greg Smrz .... grip
Scott Sproule .... grip (as Scott R. Sproule)
Dermot Stoker .... key grip (as Dermot McG. Stoker)
Kevin Swigert .... grip
Jamie Young .... grip
Matthew Livingston .... grip (uncredited)
Vince Onken .... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Robertson Price .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Debra Neckanoff .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Phillips .... costume supervisor
Bess Walkes .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Reid Burns .... color timer
Ruth Letteer .... apprentice editor (as Ruthie Letteer)
Alex Olivares .... assistant editor
Michael Ruscio .... associate editor
Rose Anne Weinstein .... additional editor
Lauren Zuckerman .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Jill Salomon .... location manager
 
Music Department
Kevin Benson .... music consultant
Carl Dante .... conductor
Carl Dante .... orchestra contractor
Michael Jay .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Dan Gearhart .... transportation captain
Charles D. Hindman .... grip truck driver: second unit (as Charles Hindman)
Alvin Hurd .... honeywagon driver
Chris Rhodes .... driver
Griff Ruggles .... transportation coordinator
Robbie Stinton .... driver
Mark Twogood .... driver
Chris Wentzel .... driver
 
Other crew
Raymond Blanchard .... stand-in
Beth Brady .... craft service
Jane Brill .... craft service: second unit
Rodrigo Catalan .... production secretary
Theresa Eubanks .... script supervisor
Roger Fenton .... production assistant: second unit
William Shane Grisco .... animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Thalia Harithas .... production assistant (as Terri Harithas)
Darryl Harmon .... location projectionist
Jolene Hastings .... assistant production coordinator
April A. Janow .... paymaster (as April Janow)
Carisa Kaplan .... production assistant
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production coordinator
Jim Makiej .... production assistant
Tom McCue .... set assistant (as Thomas T. McCue)
Dennis Miyamoto .... payroll liaison
Bruce J. Nachbar .... assistant production coordinator: second unit (as Bruce Nachbar)
Susanne Rome .... stand-in (as Susan Rome)
Oskar A. Rosas .... production assistant (as Oskar Rosas)
Sarah Rosenberg .... script supervisor: second unit
Paula Stein .... production assistant: second unit
Chris Wentzel .... medic
Jim Zane .... assistant accountant
Julia Zane .... production accountant (as Julia Guild)
 

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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Germany:16 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Norway:15 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Spain:12 (DVD re-rating) (2011) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #29158) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mick Garris had wanted to get Frank Welker to do the voices of the Crites, but he couldn't afford to get him so he ended up doing most of the voices himself and hiring a loop group to provide additional vocals for them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 38 mins) When Lee's appearance is turned from being a 'Nothing-Face' into the Playboy centerfold model, a staple, although oversized, also materializes on Lee since it was visible when the picture of the centerfold was looked at, but when Lee's appearance changes from that of the model into the Hungry Heifer Manager (at around 50 mins), glasses do not materialize on Lee's face, even though the restaurant manager was wearing glasses at that time.See more »
Quotes:
Harv:You've got nothing to lose but your lives.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ape (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hungry Heifer JingleSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Immensely enjoyable and entertaining sequel, 21 November 2013
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

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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