House II: The Second Story (1987)
Average Rating: 3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
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Release Date: Aug 28, 1987 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 8,253
This sequel to New World Pictures' surprise horror hit bears little connection with its predecessor apart from the participation of writer Ethan Wiley, who also assumed directorial duties. This time around, the title abode is an old mansion inherited by the great-great-grandson of its original owner, a legendary frontier outlaw. The new owner, Jesse (Arye Gross), whose parents were murdered in the mansion 20 years ago, unwisely searches the premises for a cache of gems believed to be hidden
Aug 28, 1987 Wide
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If fewer critics were to decry how bad it is, this in-name-only sequel would succumb to the obscurity it deserves.
...apparently there's a rule that these House flicks have to feature a star of Cheers, because instead of George Wendt, John Ratzenberger (he played know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin) pops up as a mysterious handyman.
If nothing else, one of the great titles for a sequel
A goofy, lightweight, paper-thin, schizophrenic mess.
Audience Reviews for House II: The Second Story
- Gramps: I ain't gonna die if it's the last thing.
- John: Who are you supposed to be, Bozo the Clown?
- Charlie: No, Bozo the Death Machine.
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