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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uncle Fred Walker
James Walker
Mayor Churney
Brittany Byrnes ...
Jose Element ...
Mike Kankel (as Joe Clements)
Alan Flower ...
Craig Marriott ...
Ryan Kankel
Joe Pichler ...
Danny Walker
Louise Fox ...
Miss Vanderspool
Daniel Karr ...
Mrs. Churney
Nathy Gaffney ...
Mrs. Kankel
Curtis Danko
James Casella ...
Young Mike Kankel


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.


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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Halloween d'enfer  »

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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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This movie starts out really fun, slows in the middle, but makes a comeback in the end.
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Growing up in a small town in the Great Lakes Region, made this movie a lot of fun, as I was reminded of fun times in my hometown around Halloween. This is a movie dominated by Christopher Lloyd, who takes over the minute his character is introduced. If you enjoy this actor in movies like Back to the Future or his time on the classic TV show Taxi, you will probably enjoy this movie also. Lloyd's character is a bit eccentric, and the interaction between he and his Grandson makes for a lot of laughs. There is also the classic big bully, picking on the underdog little kid, who must overcome his fears in the end. The movie starts to drag about 30 minutes into it, but when the zombies, spooks and ghouls come out to play, the fun kicks back into gear. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys sitting with the kids and watching a fairly wholesome family show.

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