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Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to destroy the world.

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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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Trivia

The Chiodo Brothers are credited with Special Effects for this film, who also made the 1988 cult film Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). Look for Trolls in the finale that resemble Klowns, as well as the same spinning death effect. See more »

Goofs

When Trantor scratches the roof of the truck trying to get to Ernest, you can clearly see that it is cloth ripping instead of the metal on the roof. See more »

Quotes

Old Lady Hackmore: [Ernest admits he let the troll out] Heaven help us, I felt it, Heaven help us, them that die will be the lucky ones.
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Followed by Ernest Rides Again (1993) See more »

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Hallelujah Chorus
from "The Messiah"
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Louis Knatchbull
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totally lovable, no matter how dumb it is
17 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The Ernest movies were ridiculous, pointless, and quite frankly, a distraction from anything realistic; and yet they were so lovable. Maybe it's just knowing that Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) will always try his hardest to do something honest and benevolent, but always end up doing the most idiotic and embarrassing thing possible; think of him as Gilligan's successor. In "Ernest Scared Stupid", he accidentally awakens an evil troll who proceeds to go around kidnapping children with the aim of becoming indestructible.

Yes, it's total escapism, but the good kind. The perfect movie to watch with a bud. You gotta admit that some of the stuff here makes you laugh just because of its unpredictability. "Miak" is probably the best example.

Anyway, it's pretty fun. Also starring Eartha Kitt (happy birthday, Eartha!).


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