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Ghoulies Go to College (1990)

Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (original title)
A college teacher brings the little creatures back to his campus, where they proceed to terrorize the faculty and students.


John Carl Buechler


Luca Bercovici (characters), Jefery Levy (characters) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan MacKenzie ... Skip Carter
Kevin McCarthy ... Professor Ragnar
Eva LaRue ... Erin Riddle (as Eva La Rue)
John R. Johnston John R. Johnston ... Jeremy Heilman (as John Johnston)
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Mookey
Billy Morrissette ... Wes
Hope Marie Carlton ... Veronica
Andrew Barach Andrew Barach ... Harley
Jason Scott Lee ... Kyle
Griffin O'Neal ... Blane
Marcia Wallace ... Miss Boggs
Stephen Lee ... Barcus
Dan Shor ... Professor
Sherrie Wills ... Buffy
Patrick Michael Ryan Patrick Michael Ryan ... Bud (as Patrick Ryan)


A "Ghoulies" comic book is found in a frat house bathroom. The comic secretly holds powers over three lost Ghoulies that are imprisoned within its pages. They are soon released by Professor Ragnar who uses them in an attempt to stop 'Prank Week' where frats play tricks on each other for a tinfoil crown. Skip Carter and his frat house of party animals are destined to take back the crown but he is having problems with his girlfriend who is dating his arch rival, Jeremy. When Jeremy frames Skip, resulting in his expulsion, the Ghoulies are sent to kill Skip and any other frats that stand in their way. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody's favorite troublemakers are on the loose again! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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This movie is the film debut of actor Matthew Lillard. See more »


When the Rat Ghoulie mistakes a bottle of drain cleaner for beer and starts drinking it you can see the puppeteer's hand holding his arm up. See more »


Professor Ragnar: You won't get away with those foolish pranks this year.
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Referenced in Freak Out (2004) See more »


Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Stan Meissner
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Flawed fun.
20 March 2021 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A group of little demons are summoned at a college campus and the creatures wreak havoc.

Despite being made in 1991 John Carl Buechler's Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College reeks of the 1980s, when actors are cast younger than their roles, T & A, slapstick and frat shenanigans were in en vogue.

Played particularly for comedy, this instalment benefits from Ghoulies actually speaking and it's dark setting adds some much needed atmosphere to the campus.

Acting veteran Kevin McCarthy knows what he's making as Professor Ragnar. Hope Marie Carlton is notable. The rest of the cast are rang of familiar faces that handle the subject with Police Academy gusto, including lead Evan MacKenzie, Eva LaRue and Patrick Labyorteaux to name a few. It also features a few actors who went onto bigger films, Matthew Lillard, Jason Scott Lee and the late Stephen Lee.

The writers borrow from better similar prank films and a range of creature movies. It's low brow horror entertainment. The flawed practical special effects and production values are part of the fun, going unnoticed with sleight of hand with focus placed on the Ghoulies' jibber jabber and set ups. And yes, for fans Fish Ghoulie does indeed pop out of a toilet.

Overall, it zips along quickly enough not to overstay it's welcome. Watch with friends.

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Release Date:

18 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo



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1.85 : 1
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