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House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 28 August 1987 (USA)
The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

Director:

Ethan Wiley

Writers:

Fred Dekker (inspired by an original story by), Ethan Wiley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arye Gross ... Jesse
Jonathan Stark Jonathan Stark ... Charlie
Royal Dano ... Gramps
Bill Maher ... John
John Ratzenberger ... Bill
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Kate (as Lar Park Lincoln)
Amy Yasbeck ... Lana
Gregory Walcott ... Sheriff
Dwier Brown ... Clarence
Lenora May ... Judith
Devin DeVasquez ... Virgin (as Devin Devasquez)
Jayne Modean Jayne Modean ... Rochelle
Ronn Carroll ... Deputy
Dean Cleverdon ... Slim
Doug MacHugh ... High Priest
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Storyline

Jesse moves to his biological parents' house with his girlfriend Kate and soon he hosts his friend Charlie with his girlfriend. Jesse reads old documents and decides to go to the local cemetery with Charlie to unbury his grand grand grandfather to seek out an ancient powerful Aztec skull. They reanimate Gramps that soon befriends Jesse and Charlie. But demons cross gateways in the house to retrieve the magic skull and Jesse and Charlie need to go to other dimensions to retrieve the skull and keep Gramps alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House II: The Unexpected See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,573,934, 30 August 1987

Gross USA:

$7,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,800,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1987, Marvel released a comic book version of the film that was written by Ralph Macchio (no relation to The Karate Kid (1984) actor). See more »

Goofs

During the battle with the Aztecs, Jess sets the skull on the ground beside him, after which it disappears, until he is seen carrying it as he exits. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Good riddence. She's out of here. Now we can do what ever we want: run around in our underwear, make funny phone calls.
Jesse: Shut up Charlie! Can't you shut your mouth just once?
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Alternate Versions

The Swedish VHS release is cut in the scene where Slim gets his head blown off. See more »


Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
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Silly Fantasy Adventure
24 March 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jesse (Arye Gross) moves to his biological parents' house with his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln) and soon he hosts his friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark) with his girlfriend. Jesse reads old documents and decides to go to the local cemetery with Charlie to unbury his grand grand grandfather to seek out an ancient powerful Aztec skull. They reanimate Gramps (Royal Dano) that soon befriends Jesse and Charlie. But demons cross gateways in the house to retrieve the magic skull and Jesse and Charlie need to go to other dimensions to retrieve the skull and keep Gramps alive.

"House II: The Second Story" is a silly fantasy adventure based on the first House with new characters. The plot is a comedy with silly (and some of them also funny) moments but never a sequel of the first film. There are many points without a solution but the film is entertaining and cult. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "House II - A Casa do Espanto" ("House II - The Frightening House")


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