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House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 28 August 1987 (USA)
The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesse
Jonathan Stark ... Charlie
... Gramps
... John
... Bill
... Kate (as Lar Park Lincoln)
... Lana
... Sheriff
... Clarence
... Judith
... Virgin (as Devin Devasquez)
Jayne Modean ... Rochelle
... Deputy
... Slim
Doug MacHugh ... High Priest
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Storyline

Jesse moves to his biological parents' house with his girlfriend Kate and soon he hosts his friend Charlie with his girlfriend. Jesse reads old documents and decides to go to the local cemetery with Charlie to unbury his grand grand grandfather to seek out an ancient powerful Aztec skull. They reanimate Gramps that soon befriends Jesse and Charlie. But demons cross gateways in the house to retrieve the magic skull and Jesse and Charlie need to go to other dimensions to retrieve the skull and keep Gramps alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Come over to my house... but don't come alone! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House II: The Unexpected  »

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$7,800,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dwier Brown, who was William Katt's Lieutenant in the Vietnam flashback sequences in the original, plays Clarence. See more »

Goofs

When Gramps and Charlie are driving up the driveway, you see Gramps driving from the right side of the car. When he pulls up the house, he's back on the left. See more »

Quotes

Slim: [Holds up the glowing skull] Now it's mine!
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Connections

Referenced in Jeepers Creepers (2001) See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
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Fun, campy 1980s horror/comedy/western.
24 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is a fun, under-watched gem from the 80s. Fans of the first House have a lot to enjoy here. Certainly one of the only horror/comedy/westerns I can think of, but it works well in this picture. Don't expect Citizen Kane, but if you're looking for an enjoyable little flick, you won't be disappointed.

Interestingly, this film follows in the footsteps of the original House by casting a member of Cheers in a small role. In House, it's George Wendt, and in this film we get an amusing, if brief, appearance by John Ratzenberger. Jonathan Stark puts in an amusing performance as the Jim Carrey-esquire buddy, and Bill Maher shows up as well.


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