Ghoulies II (1988)
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Those hellish little green imps from Ghoulies return in this gory horror comedy. This time the trouble begins when the demonettes are purloined by a priest who wants to kill them. Unfortunately, they escape and end up hiding out in a nearly bankrupt carnival haunted house. With the Ghoulies there, soon the place becomes a thriving attraction and people flock to see it. It's great until the blood starts flowing all over the fun-house floor.
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Critic Reviews for Ghoulies II
Garbage. Worse than the first one.
One of the hardest times I've had getting through a film. It's horrible.
Horrendous sequel to a shameless rip-off. Not even "fun-bad." Well, maybe a little.
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OK lets just get one thing straight here, these films do not follow any continuity from one to another. The 'Ghoulies' turn up out of nowhere, captured by some guy who is trying to exterminate them for good.
From these rather abstract beginnings the naughty creatures turn up in a kooky crappy carnival where they rather predictably cause suspicious deaths and trouble. There is a bare minimum plot about the workers of the carnival not making enough money to keep their jobs and the evil company (company?) manager setting deadlines to hand in good receipts of business.
At first I thought the Ghoulies were gonna help the carnival folk make their ghost ride more scary so they could make more money and keep their jobs (sounds solid right?), but no. Nothing really happens throughout as you would have expected, some people get killed which are thought to be attractions but who cares? all you wanna see is Ghoulie gore. There is some gore here but not a massive amount, more than the first but this installment lacks the atmosphere of the first.
Very very cheap looking all round but the puppets still look pretty cool, you also get some stop motion animation of the creatures also. Expected better really as I prefer the original but the ending in this is quite amusing and very B-movie/trashy, so much so its good.
Tacky 80's fun. I am incapable of taking this seriously. And it's just as well, since there isn't much of a story. If you like 80's stuff or c-grade horror, this is going to be right up your alley.
The sequel of Ghoulies is not so great, but just funny. The Ghoulies are back and in a carnival fun house. I was amused by the way other people thought the ghoulies were part of the attraction while witnessing actual killing and death.
This time the Ghoulies have stop-motion scenes where we actually see them walk, but mostly they're confined to popping from the corners of screens where we can not see the arms of puppeteers guiding them.
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