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Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) is working as a garbage collector in a small Missouri town. Despite the warnings of superstitious local Old Lady Hackmore (Eartha Kitt), he accidentally unleashes devious troll Trantor (Jonas Moscartolo), a slimy creature confined under a tree for 200 years. Trantor changes some kids into wooden dolls and turns Ernest's dog, Rimshot, into a log. Ernest then teams up with Old Lady Hackmore to get rid of the beast and bring the victims back to life.

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  • Oct 23, 2015
    much better then Ernest goes to prison, there is actually funny Ernest. the style of the last film has disappeared and for the better. Seeing that the franchise slipped to video release I don't have high hopes for the remaining additions to the franchise. This episode is well shot and actually looks like money was well spent, Ernest goes to prison really looked terrible.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2014
    Few movies are brave enough to put "stupid" in their title, but Ernest Scared Stupid has no illusions about what it is. Clearly meant for children (and only children) the comedy is incredibly juvenile and slapstick-ish. And the acting, if it can be called that, is horrendous. The sets, costumes, and special effects are also terrible, looking especially fake and cheap. Lacking the charm and fun of the earlier films, Ernest Scared Stupid is complete garbage.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2011
    Its so unfunny and stupid that its funny and entertaining. The children actors do a good enough job, and the late Jim Varney is good as the protagonist Ernets P. Worell, and he did manage to get a couple laughs out of me. It also has a great performance from the again late Ertha Kitt who was one of the actors who played Catwoman in the 50s batman show, as well as Yzma in "The Emperors New Groove." Plus the troll effects are pretty good and interesting to look at, and I have to say they're sure as heck better than the troll effects in the "Troll" films. The premise is also pretty interesting, being a monster run amuck film and an idiot having to save the world. Also the running joke with him finding the trolls weakness being milk, and him confusing it for a supposedly fake seasonal stuff called Miak.
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2011
    Here's another great movie starring Jim Varney. This is a wonderful movie for the family to enjoy, especially on Halloween. I loved the part when Ernest said, "I sure hope you're from Keebler." I crack up every time. Not only is this a fun movie, but the good family values show through. For instance: when the mother and her daughter have a little fight but the girl turns around and tells her mother that she loves her. Also, near the end of the movie when Ernest realizes that unconditional love was the strongest weapon of all. (Varney is the only one that can convey that child-like innocence.) Of course, kissing Trantor's slimy lips was an 'Ewwww' moment for me as well. Trantor, to this day, is still the ugliest thing I've ever seen. If people can't see the moral content of this movie, they must be blind. I always saw Ernest as a playmate and someone that never aged. I would've given just about anything to work with Varney. Sadly, he is no longer with us and no one will ever be able to duplicate what he did. R.I.P. Jim Varney 1949-2000.
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