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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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Mayor Churney
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Mike Kankel (as Joe Clements)
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Taylor
Alan Flower ...
Ed
Craig Marriott ...
Ryan Kankel
Joe Pichler ...
Louise Fox ...
Miss Vanderspool
Daniel Karr ...
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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, twenty 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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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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Above Average for R.L. Stine
24 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

When my 14 year old brother was younger, he was very much into the Goosebumps books that R.L. Stine was cranking out at a very rapid pace. He still has probably 75 or more of them. Anyways, being an avid Horror fan, and knowing full well the books were geared towards kids, I still gave them a shot. I must say R.L. Stine writes like kids are idiots, or they won't questions things. His stories are very obvious, predictable, and sometimes down right dumb...My little brother quickly out grew the books, but nonetheless, my mother still has them. I can honestly say there were a few I go in to. The Haunted Mask being one of them.

Anyway, Here we have a Made for Video movie starring Christopher Lloyd. He truly is the stare of the film. I must say this one wasn't that bad. The story was silly, but still gave a creepy Halloween vibe...A creepy vide at all, which is missing from most Stine's stuff. I was very disappointed with the ending...However, it is in true Stine fashion.

My wife and I watched this with my Daughter, who is very intelligent, and loves saying "Scary" in a very deep, almost demonic voice. She did that a lot though this film. She is only 21 months old, but movies like Halloween, are more her speed for some reason. Anyway, she seemed to like this, and I found it to be a refreshing blend of scare and fun....Recommend for any audience...Decent effects, very colorful, beautiful sets....overall not a bad kids flick!

8 out of 10

2006 UPDATE: My Daughter is now 6 years old and still enjoyes watching this film around Halloween. It is a tradition during that time of year.


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