Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

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Ernest / Phineas Worrell
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Life could be pretty if there wasn't someone like Ernest P. Worrell on this planet. In this movie he helps to escape an evil troll out of his grave. That's the start of the end for the world. But... Ernest wouldn't be Ernest if he wasn't planning on saving all the people. This action doesn't make it any better. It's getting worse. Written by Evert Poppen

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Ernest Scared Stiff  »

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$14,143,280 (USA)
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Ernest mentions Mr Potato Head. Jim Varney starred in Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999) which featured Mr Potato Head as one of it characters. See more »

Goofs

The little girl that Trantor the troll is chasing at the beginning of the movie, smiles even though she's supposed to be screaming in terror. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: Boy, Jimmy. When you play charades you play for keeps. Knowhatimean?
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Soundtracks

Hallelujah Chorus
from "The Messiah"
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Louis Knatchbull
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ernest vs. troll
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ernest (Jim Varney) gets into trouble when he builds a treehouse for the neighborhood kid and accidentally digs up an ugly, evil troll who hates all children and shows it by promptly turning the kids helping Ernest into wooden sculptures. Ernest Scared Stupid is overall one of the better Ernest movies, I found it to be stupid and harmless Halloween fun.


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