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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 ... 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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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the bathroom. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sasha Jenson and Michael Deak both worked on Halloween 4. See more »

Goofs

When kids who got attacked inside Satan's Den come back with the police they are in the back seat of the police car and get out at the same time the cop exits from the driver's seat. This should not be possible since the rear passenger doors of police cars are designed to only be opened from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Ray: I need you to work the late shift tonight.
Patty: I can't. I got a date with an old flame.
Ray: You have more flames than hell.
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Alternate Versions

When originally submitted for video release to the BBFC in the UK in its uncut form, it was 87m 14s long (which was then cut for violence and weapons by the BBFC by 55 seconds) The only version available on DVD now (even in the UK) is the American 85m 59s cut. See more »

Connections

References From Beyond (1986) See more »

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Bazaar
Composed by George Fenton & John Leach
Published by Bruton Music/APM, ASCAP
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A vast improvement on the original
24 July 2016 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

You normally think of cinematic greats such as the Godfather 2, Terminator 2, Empire Strikes Back and Aliens as 'superior' sequels. Not many people ever mention the eighties horror 'Ghoulies 2' in the same breath as any of the affore-mentioned films. However, it is head and shoulders about its predecessor. Although, that's not saying much.

The original was about a wannabe sorcerer who conjured up a load of evil little critters, aka, 'ghoulies' only to have them turn on him. Sadly, the first film centred on the – pretty bland – humans, whereas the real stars of the show were the nasty little puppets who terrorised people. I'm guessing this was more to do with budget constraints, but, this time round, they seem to have learned from their mistakes. The ghoulies are the stars.

They're in it pretty much all the way through. Yes, the human characters are still pretty bland, but at least you don't really notice when the monsters get going. You could naturally pick faults in the film by saying how the ghoulies are about two feet tall and would probably find it difficult to actually hurt someone (let alone savage them to death), but we'll just skip that one and assume they are capable of killing tonnes of people.

It's hardly scary. There's not an awful lot of tension of scares in it (unless you're that afraid of rubbery-looking monsters) and you have to majorly suspend your disbelief to imagine that creatures can walk around a packed fairground and not be seen until it suits the script's needs. But, if you like cheesy eighties horror/monster movies, then give this one a go (and ignore the sequels – the series truly peaks here – and that's saying something!).


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