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The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 27 December 1990 (USA)
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

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Brian Peck

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Brian Peck (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Michael
Jason Horst Jason Horst ... Kyle
Joshua Miller Joshua Miller ... Josh (as Joshua Jon Miller)
James Karen ... Uncle Harry / Mr. Jenkins
Marilyn Pitzer Marilyn Pitzer ... Chicken Lady
Evan Arnold ... Counter Guy
Dana Ashbrook ... Tough Dude
Kathy MacQuarrie Kathy MacQuarrie ... Tough Chick
Bill Erwin ... Old Man
Doug Benson ... Zombie (as Doug Benson)
Marie Wright-Perry Marie Wright-Perry ... Tart
Bob Zamudio Bob Zamudio ... The Ripper / Fly #2
Gary DePew Gary DePew ... Sea Captain Ghoul
Tim Edwards Tim Edwards ... Mr. Death Ghoul
Ken Daly Ken Daly ... Farmer Ghoul / Pest Control Guy
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Storyline

Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a teenage boy with a peculiar interest. Written by Mike Stark <stark@math.idbsu.edu>

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If you've never had them before... You're going to get them now ... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Willies 1: Cuentos de terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Force Majeure Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

You can see a "Weird Science" poster on the wall of Goody Belcher's bedroom wall when he's taking the flies off the fly strip in his bedroom. Michael Bower had a guest spot on the "Weird Science" TV show. See more »

Goofs

Gordy Belcher is seen kicking three pieces of wood on the fence, however in the close-up he is seen kicking only two, then a third. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Hey, I thought of one I know you guys definitely haven't heard of.
KyleJosh: What?
Michael: And I happen to know it's true.
Kyle: No wait a minute, this isn't that dumb story about the time you and your friends found that pirate ship in an old cave?
Michael: No, it's better than that.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits show The Willies logo along with the sound of a beast See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains audio not in the original VHS rental edition. At 37:30, the narration by Sean Astin is not in the VHS edition, but is on the DVD edition. See more »

Connections

References The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) See more »

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A horror movie made for kids
23 October 2003 | by one4now4See all my reviews

This is a PG-13 movie made with a cast of mostly kids, written with humorous and yucky stories that appeal the most to kids (or, like "Tennessee Frickasee", are often TOLD by kids), and is ultimately a hearty attempt at a horror movie for kids. I found it to be pretty enjoyable myself, but I really think I would have liked this much more AS a kid. The stories would only scare a four-year-old (who, depending on the case of who the kid is, may not even be scared of them). Not that I was looking to be scared at all by a film like this, which I rented solely on how fun it could be. I did like it enough to consider it a fair horror-comedy/anthology, but I only wished I would've gotten to see it back in elementary school when I thought "Ghoulies 2" was the greatest movie ever made, because that's when I would have liked it the best.


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