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The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 27 December 1990 (USA)
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Horst ...
Joshua Miller ...
Josh (as Joshua Jon Miller)
Uncle Harry / Mr. Jenkins
Marilyn Pitzer ...
Chicken Lady
Counter Guy
Tough Dude
Kathy MacQuarrie ...
Tough Chick
Old Man
Zombie (as Doug Benson)
Marie Wright-Perry ...
Bob Zamudio ...
The Ripper / Fly #2
Sea Captain Ghoul
Tim Edwards ...
Mr. Death Ghoul
Ken Daly ...
Farmer Ghoul / Pest Control Guy


Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a teenage boy with a peculiar interest. Written by Mike Stark <stark@math.idbsu.edu>

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You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Puke, You'll Die! See more »


Horror | Comedy


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27 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Willies 1: Cuentos de terror  »

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Did You Know?


The popular Garbage Pail Kids stickers of the 1980's are seen in the bathroom scene of the Elementary School. See more »


Gordy is shown pulling the wings off of the flies he had captured in his room before placing them in a glass tank. A following close up of the tank shows that all the flies inside still have their wings attached. See more »


Josh: I brought some video game cartridges.
Kyle: What're we supposed to do with video game cartridges?
Josh: Play video games.
Kyle: On what?
Josh: Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits show The Willies logo along with the sound of a beast See more »


References Weird Science (1985) See more »

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Anthology movies need more than two stories.
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie starts out with kids telling each other urban legends such as the poodle in the microwave and getting something extra at a chicken place. Unfortunately, it then turns to your basic anthology movie. The first being about a janitor with a bit of a secret. This one is okay at best. Then it gets worse as the next story about this kid obsessed with dead flies is on and it goes on and on and on. It is way to long and not all that interesting to begin with. After that you get the typical shock scene and it ends. You need more than this in an anthology movie. You need at least three stories and one shouldn't be so long it becomes dreadfully uninteresting especially considering you can see how it is going to end a mile away.

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