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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 <>

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


Horror | Comedy


PG-13 | See all certifications »




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27 December 1990 (USA)  »

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In the "Flyboy" segment, Gordy Belcher's school lunch consists of all the essentials for a nutritious Ghostbusters lunch: Hi-C Ecto-Cooler (a tie-in with The Real Ghost Busters (1986) animated series), Doritos (featured in the 2009 Ghostbusters (2009) video game), and Twinkies (featured in the Ghostbusters (1984) 1984 movie). See more »


When Rudy pushes Danny Hollister to the ground, books are seen next to his backpack, however books are never seen falling out of his backpack. See more »

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References The Goonies (1985) See more »

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I can't believe I'd never heard of the woman microwaving her dog before I saw this!
27 May 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Willies" is sort of an "Urban Legend" for kids trying to gross each other out. Sean Astin and two other boys are camping out and tell each other a bunch of nasty stories. This was actually the first time that I'd ever heard of the woman microwaving her dog; I was surprised when I later learned that it's a fairly common urban legend. The movie itself first portrays a school where the janitor (James Karen) turns out to be a hideous monster...fortunately, not totally malevolent. The next half portrays a boy who gets a little too obsessed with bugs.

Yes, it's probably one of the sillier movies out there. But it knows that it is just that, so there's no problem. Sean Astin shows the same flair that he'd shown in "The Goonies" and would later show in the "Lord of the Rings" movies. Worth seeing.

PS: In case you don't recognize James Karen, he most recently starred in "The Pursuit of Happiness". He also starred in "All the President's Men", "Poltergeist" and "Return of the Living Dead" 1 and 2.

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