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House II: The Second Story (1987) Poster

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Bill Tanner the electrician/adventurer is played by John Ratzenberger, who is well known for playing Cliff Clavin on Cheers (1982). House (1985) featured George Wendt as Harold, who played Cliff's best friend Norm.
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To aid in the promotion of the movie, a number of giveaway items were sent to theaters. These included crystal skull night-lights and caterpuppy figurines.
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Lar Park-Lincoln who plays Kate in the movie, and Kane Hodder who played the man in the Gorilla costume as well as the stunt coordinator, also appear together in another one of Sean Cunningham's productions, entitled "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" where Lar Park-Lincoln plays Tina Shepherd and Kane Hodder plays Jason Voorhees.
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Film debut of Gil Birmingham.
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Dwier Brown, who was William Katt's Lieutenant in the Vietnam flashback sequences in the original, plays Clarence.
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The house featured is the same one used in Thir13en Ghosts (2001).
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Boasts the unique distinction of scoring 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Devin DeVasquez, who plays the girl rescued from the Aztec temple, is a former Playboy centerfold.
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Royal Dano was cast despite being uninsurable having recently undergone open heart surgery.
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While billed as a sequel, this actually has little or no connection with the first film.
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In 1987, Marvel released a comic book version of the film that was written by Ralph Macchio, who despite sharing a name, is of no relation to The Karate Kid (1984) actor Ralph Macchio.
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A much lighter film in tone than its predecessor, House II: The Second Story (1987) was given a PG-13 rating. (The original was R-rated.)
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Ethan Wiley had only two weeks to write the screenplay.
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Ethan Wiley had the crystal skull made into his doorknob.
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Several pieces of music in this were also used in Friday The Thirteenth part 6.
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This gets a mention in Scream 2 (1997) as being one of the best sequels ever (admittedly it is mentioned alongside the likes of Terminator 2 (1991) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) so the inference is sarcastic).
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