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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

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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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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21 October 2001 (USA)  »

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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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References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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Very nice and entertaining!
22 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I get a kick out of R.L Stine's stories, despite the fact they are written for young children, and watch them all. I expected this movie would be geared for the same audience. However, I was especially curious about this one because is was a full length movie (most are 60 minutes or so). I have to say that I am quite impressed with this! I believe this is the most creative story (movie) I have encountered by him! In the beginning it is a bit silly, but soon becomes very interesting! It keeps you wondering (and that is a great quality)! It is silly, funny, touching, romantic (trust me), and even scarry!


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