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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lloyd ... Uncle Fred Walker
Tom Amandes ... James Walker
Roy Billing ... Mayor Churney
Brittany Byrnes ... Dayna
Jose Element Jose Element ... Mike Kankel (as Joe Clements)
Imelda Corcoran ... Taylor
Alan Flower Alan Flower ... Ed
Craig Marriott Craig Marriott ... Ryan Kankel
Joe Pichler Joe Pichler ... Danny Walker
Louise Fox Louise Fox ... Miss Vanderspool
Daniel Karr Daniel Karr ... Leo
Rhonda Doyle ... Mrs. Churney
Nathy Gaffney Nathy Gaffney ... Mrs. Kankel
Brendan McCarthy ... Curtis Danko
James Casella James Casella ... Young Mike Kankel
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Storyline

In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" Curtis was buried in a locked crypt, along with a sculpture so evil, that unearthly fates were said to await anyone who looked at it. Now, twenty years later, the Walker men have returned to Walker Falls. They start a chain of events that unleashes an army of zombies on the town. Has Curtis Danko risen from the grave to exact his revenge? And will the people of Walker Falls make it through the night? Written by jwhale9382

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After 20 years, the people of Walker Falls are celebrating Halloween again. The ghouls can't wait.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild horror action | See all certifications »
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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween d'enfer See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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James at his grandfather's (Uncle Fred) funeral, when talking to his dad he refers to Cape Canaveral as Cape Kennedy, but it had not been called that in decades. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral and The Kennedy Space Center is located there. See more »

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James Walker: [James has convinced German investors to come visit] The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming!
Uncle Fred Walker: [to Danny] You go get my old Army helmet out of the attic, I'll head down to the VFW and see if we can borrow their tank.
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Better than Halloweentown by miles!
17 February 2006 | by Kitty PrydeSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this with my younger brother near Halloween night a few years ago. To be frank, I was pleasantly surprised. I had expected something boring, dry, and lacking a good script and characters, just like Halloweentown did, but I ended up sitting there at the end sitting at the TV screen with this dopey big grin on my face. Finally, a movie from family channel with a PLOT! Sure, the zombies aren't exactly terrifying, but this is a kid's movie, not Dawn of The Dead. It's always nice to see a dark little movie with a cheery ending once in a blue moon, and this one is that movie!

The only disappointing thing in this movie was the fact that Curtis Danko only said one line, and that they didn't show him before his death for very long. Otherwise, GREAT movie.


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