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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy | Family  -  20 October 2001 (USA)
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In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Uncle Fred Walker
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James Walker
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Mayor Churney
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Dayna
Jose Element ...
Mike Kankel (as Joe Clements)
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Taylor
Alan Flower ...
Ed
Craig Marriott ...
Ryan Kankel
Joe Pichler ...
Danny Walker
Louise Fox ...
Miss Vanderspool
Daniel Karr ...
Leo
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Mrs. Churney
Nathy Gaffney ...
Mrs. Kankel
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Curtis Danko
James Casella ...
Young Mike Kankel
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In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" Curtis was buried in a locked crypt, along with a sculpture so evil, that unearthly fates were said to await anyone who looked at it. Now, 20 years later, the Walker men have returned to Walker Falls. They start a chain of events that unleashes an army of zombies on the town. Has Curtis Danko risen from the grave to exact his revenge? And will the people of Walker Falls make it through the night? Written by jwhale9382

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After 20 years, the people of Walker Falls are celebrating Halloween again. The ghouls can't wait.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Family

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Rated PG for mild horror action | See all certifications »
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James at his grandfather's (Uncle Fred) funeral, when talking to his dad he refers to Cape Canaveral as Cape Kennedy, but it had not been called that in decades. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral and The Kennedy Space Center is located there. See more »

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Danny Walker: Aren't you guys afraid of the curse of Curtis Danko?
Dayna: Yes... and no. It all happened before we were born... and with Curtis Danko all locked up and, Halloween all put away and forgotten... they all feel pretty safe... but they don't want to feel safe. They actually want to feel just a little bit scared. Even if it's just for one night.
Danny Walker: Why?
Dayna: Because... If you don't get to survive being scared as a kid, how are you ever going to survive being scared as an adult? When there's so much more to be ...
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Halloween's spirit - Christopher Lloyd!
26 August 2006 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Such huge rarity for today's time - film with Christopher Lloyd in a leaging role! With the beginning of a new millennium this great actor all less often and less often gives to us pleasure the game, even more often appears on TV in films which are almost unknown a wide audience. To me has carried, I have seen this film.

In a role come back from that light of the grandfather - zombie it is simply delightful. It always ideally accepted such unusual, little bit devil roles - madwomen, maniacs, envoys of a hell, and, on the contrary, representatives of paradise. In this film Lloyd's by game it is possible to enjoy simply - explosive, bright, comical and touching simultaneously game - a stream of transformations, the rubber mimicry so favourite by admirers, uncontrollable splashes in emotions and mad shine in opinion of. As it is a pity, that such roles come across recently to the actor so seldom and as it is insulting, that the general public cannot see it at cinemas.

Excepting Christopher Lloyd's tremendous game, pluss and minuses of television statements are peculiar to film all - the small budget and economy is visible on everything, and especially on special effects, a make-up, suits, a place of shootings... However, it is possible to consider it simply as reserve - yes, special effects far are not ideal, and the script limps, and game of many children leaves much to be desired, - but all fascinatingly, cheerfully, interestingly and very much in spirit of a Halloween - informidable horrors and a kind fairy tale. Separate thanks for the ending, it has appeared unexpected enough and thus touching. And Christopher Lloyd's statue in the ending as if symbolizes merits of the great actor before cinema. In general, the excellent family comedy to look in its evening before a Halloween - lovely business, and during any other time it is possible to look with pleasure at Christopher Lloyd's game!


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