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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

Writer:

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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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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You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Puke, You'll Die! See more »

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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 »

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

In the "Flyboy" segment, Gordy Belcher's school lunch consists of all the essentials for a nutritious Ghostbusters lunch: Hi-C Ecto-Cooler (a tie-in with The Real Ghostbusters (1986) animated series), Doritos (featured in the 2009 Ghostbusters (2009) video game), and Twinkies (featured in the Ghostbusters (1984) 1984 movie). See more »

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The green blood stains on the old man's clothing disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Harry: Well dunk my bread in the gravy. How'd you manage to get yourself in a mess like 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 »

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

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two ghost tales.one good,one not
18 October 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this movie is basically about two brothers and their cousin who decide to scare each other by telling each other spooky urban legends while camping out.i guess you could compare it the TV shows Goosebumps or Are You Afraid of the Dark,although it's not as good as either of those two.anyway,what follows are two separate tales.the first one is pretty good.it's sort of a black comedy.it is quite amusing,and compelling.plus,it is well written.the second of the tales is not so good.much of the odd behaviour and events are given no reason or explanation.also this tale is boring and feels way too long.the ending makes no sense and doesn't tie into the rest of the story.long story short,the first tale is good-second one-not so much.for me,this movie is a 5/10


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