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Ghoulies II (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 5 October 1988 (USA)
The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

Director:

Albert Band

Writers:

Charlie Dolan (story), Dennis Paoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Martin ... Larry
Royal Dano ... Uncle Ned
Phil Fondacaro ... Sir Nigel Penneyweight
J. Downing ... P. Hardin
Kerry Remsen ... Nicole
Dale Wyatt ... Dixie
Jon Pennell Jon Pennell ... Bobby (as Jon Maynard Pennell)
Sasha Jenson ... Teddy
Starr Andreeff Starr Andreeff ... Alice
William Butler ... Merle
Donnie Jeffcoat ... Eddie
Christopher Burton Christopher Burton ... Leo
Mickey Knox ... Ray
Romano Puppo ... Zampano
Ames Morton ... Patty
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Storyline

Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an attempt to kill them, so the creatures go on a rampage through the fairgrounds, ultimately leading to an explosive conclusion! Written by JohnPaul C. <lennon@execpc.ccom>

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They'll get you in the end...again! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duhovi II See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally rated R, was re-rated PG-13 for the home video release despite little to no editing. (The shots cut from the film are available on the Scream Factory Blu-Ray release and contain more gore and severed limbs) See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Ned is electrocuted, he stands up. This would not be possible as the contraction of muscles would have prevented that. See more »

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Larry: What are you going to do when Hardin fires us.
[upset about Satan Den's uncertain future]
Larry: Are they looking for second-rate hobgoblins. What, are you a member of the dwarfs' Union or something!
[mockingly stern]
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Film was edited of some violence to earn a "PG-13" rating, which replaced the original "R" rating. See more »

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Better Than the First Film
21 April 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

GHOULIES II (1988)

** (out of 4)

The circus attraction Satan's Den is given notice that if their latest stop doesn't make money then their doors are going to be closed. Uncle Ned (Royal Dano) and his nephew Larry (Damon Martin) gotta kind a new attraction to liven things up and they find it in some ghoulies that found their way in. Soon they both realize that these disgusting creatures aren't worth the extra money.

GHOULIES II is actually an improvement over the original film but then again that's really not saying too much considering the original was pretty bad and a poor mile behind films like GREMLINS and CRITTERS. This sequel has a few funny things in it and the special effects by John Carl Buechler are much better and they're the saving grace. This sequel also manages to have a fairly fun setting and when you put all of this together you've got a mildly entertaining film.

I think the best thing this film has going for it are the special effects. I thought all of the ghoulie effects were quite good and certainly miles better than what was seen in the previous film as well as other low-budget movies like this. I thought the creatures looked very realistic and I liked how much personality each of them had. There are some gore effects as well but the majority of them were cut so that the film could get a PG-13 rating and be more "kid friendly," although the recent Blu-ray release has the uncut footage. It's strange that they'd aim this film at kids yet the "F" word is said three times.

Another thing I liked was the circus setting, which added some fun to the movie. With that said, there's still nothing ground-breaking here. There's some pretty bad performances scattered throughout and I'd question the film running 89-minutes as that's about ten minutes too long. Another problem is that there are some pretty slow moments throughout the first hour but things really pick up during the final third when the ghoulies break free and cause havoc.


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