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Hobgoblins 2 (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 23 June 2009
25 years later and poor old McGreedy has been locked away in a mental hospital for his insane ravings about the evil Hobgoblins. As camp and crappy as the original.

Director:

Rick Sloane

Writer:

Rick Sloane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Mills ... Kevin
Josh Green Josh Green ... Kyle
Chanel Ryan ... Fantazia
Jason Buuck Jason Buuck ... Nick
Sabrina Bolin Sabrina Bolin ... Amy
Dan Glenn ... Dillon
Ashley Ausburn Ashley Ausburn ... Buffy
Jordana Berliner Jordana Berliner ... Daphne
Roland Esquivel Roland Esquivel ... McCreedy
Danny J. Evans ... Doctor
Toll Dunaway Toll Dunaway ... Orderlie #1
Matthew Mahaney ... Professor Abernathy
T.J. Amato T.J. Amato ... Orderlie #2
Karen Knotts ... Miss Danvers
Derrel Maury ... LePage
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Storyline

The sequel of writer/director Rick Sloane's campy cult classic, Hobgoblins (1988). Old man McCreedy's locked away in a mental hospital when Kevin and his friends are revisited by the nasty creatures. Hobgoblins 2 (2009)'s done in a style unintentionally similar to Grindhouse (2007); looking like a 1980s cheesy horror film fake trailers included. Written by Hob 2

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Taglines:

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

Rick Sloane initially planned on making a Hobgoblins 2 in 1990 and had even written a screenplay for it, but it never materialised. See more »

Goofs

Kevin's shirt changes from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Do you think insanity is contagious?
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Follows Hobgoblins (1988) See more »

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A Pretty Bad Failure
5 October 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hobgoblins 2 (2009)

1/2 (out of 4)

The original HOBGOBLINS was a rip-off of GREMLINS but somehow it made some cash but it became best known for how bad it is. The film gained a cult following throughout the VHS era and then MST3K did it a favor and gave it even more attention. Originally director Rick Sloane planned on making a sequel two years after the movie but it ended up taking him until 2009.

This film follows the original screenplay that was written back then and we have the same characters returning, although they're being played by different actors. The film has the look of a film that was shot in the 1980s so I give the filmmaker credit for trying to stay true to his original version but there are so many problems with this thing that it's really hard to be entertained by any of it.

The basic plot has the hobgoblins coming back for revenge but the film is just a complete mess. The original movie, I'm sure, was made as a serious film but it just didn't work out and turned out rather campy, which is why it gained a cult following. This movie tries to be like that and it was purposely made bad to try and be cool or at least have the same campy feel of the original but it just doesn't work.

When movies started to be labeled "so bad they're good" many filmmakers went out and tried to make them on purpose. The problem is that these films are simply flat out bad where as a true "so bad it's good" movie was meant to be something serious and just turned out bad. When you try to make something bad on purpose it just doesn't have the same effect and HOBGOBLINS 2 is just a really awful movie that doesn't have any laughs, any scares and just isn't as charming as it thinks it is.

I give the filmmaker credit for trying to film the original screenplay (with a few updates) but it just doesn't work and in the end it's a very bad film without any entertainment value.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby SR

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