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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

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

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27 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Willies 1: Cuentos de terror  »

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Trivia

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 Ghostbusters (1986) animated series), Doritos (featured in the 2009 Ghostbusters (2009) video game), and Twinkies (featured in the Ghostbusters (1984) 1984 movie). See more »

Goofs

When Danny Hollister is walking into school, he is seen with his backpack on and a brown paper bag in his left hand, however when he is in school he is seen holding his backpack and the brown paper bag in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Hey, I thought of one I know you guys definitely haven't heard of.
KyleJosh: What?
Michael: And I happen to know it's true.
Kyle: No wait a minute, this isn't that dumb story about the time you and your friends found that pirate ship in an old cave?
Michael: No, it's better than 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 »

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Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

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Hell of a Kid's Movie
10 May 2015 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

First off this movie would never have the ability to qualify for a PG-13 rating now-a-days. It is frightening. It's like a Nickelodeon horror movie. It has some really adult size horror, but can't shake that safe feeling that children's programming provides. This is an Anthology horror film that features a couple of different tales. These are always fun as they tend to provide some much needed variety.

The film is about a group of kids, camping out and telling scary stories around the fire. They make reference to The Goonies and apparently Sean Astin is playing the same character that he was in that movie. Or at least that is what the rumor mill was saying. The kid's give us a lot of quick, short stories to kick it off. Surprisingly this is all part of a cold open that seems to take forever.

They finally delve into some really bizarre tales. The first is about a scrawny, kid that has a problem with getting bullied at school. He discovers some strange, gargoyle-like monster hiding in the Boys Room. He also discovers that this monster has ripped the head off of his favorite janitor. He tries to find help, but one by one the Monster kills every intruder. It's actually kind of neat.

The second feature is about this ass-hat of a kid named Gordy Belcher, that is obsessed with flies. Especially if they are dead flies. He puts the flies in a tiny diorama that he has in his basement. The flies are all set-up in these everyday life poses. It's kind of lame. He pisses everyone in town off with his ghoulish behavior, and kicks up a rivalry with a mad scientist of sorts

This movie isn't hurting for star power. Sean Austin, Jeremy Miller, James Karen, Kathleen Freeman, Michael Bower, Bill Erwin, Dana Ashbrook, Kirk Cameron, and even Doug Benson have a part in it. The writing and acting are all television quality but that doesn't take away from anything. The weirdest thing is the cold open. It's strange. And the individual scenes seem to go on for way too long and the plot just gets muddy.

The nostalgic factor really played a part with me here. I think I may have seen this when I was a child. It seems so familiar. I didn't expect much and I felt okay with what I had gotten. Others seem to really hate this movie, but I don't understand the hate. It's not the best so don't go into this expecting anything. Just watch it for what it is. A really weird early 90's kids horror movie.


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