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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy | Family  -  21 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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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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James Walker: [James has convinced German investors to come visit] The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming!
Uncle Fred Walker: [to Danny] You go get my old Army helmet out of the attic, I'll head down to the VFW and see if we can borrow their tank.
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6 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As Halloween themed films aimed at the adolescent audience go, this one is a bit quirky, but fairly good. It is told from the grandfather's point of view (who steels every scene), but of course the main character is his adolescent grandson. That one is of the opinion that "he who runs away, lives to fight another day," but eventually that "other" day comes, and he has to learn a lesson. In that regard, the most appealing character turns out to be the young girl that comes into his life. She has a heart, but is also puckish and feisty. Although introduced as a cheerleader, she has both a dark side and a sharpness of wit uncharacteristic of the stereotype, and is anything but an air-head. Otherwise, the story is forgivably absurd, mixing up "Beetlejuice" elements with "Night of the Living Dead" hokum, and sending up the football player mentality against the underdog world of arts and ideas. It also has a rather "remarkable" ending, involving ideas straight out of Zen Buddhism!!!


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