Ghoulies II Reviews
The owner of a traveling carnival has arrived to the carnival to make some wholesale changes. He gives the entertainers one week to make money and prove their act belongs in the show. The haunted house is the first area targeted to be released, but when some demonic ghouls arrive at the carnival, the haunted house business gets a boost in revenue...if any patrons survive the demons that is.
"Have you seen my little muffy?"
"I meant my kitten."
Albert Band, director of I Bury the Living, Grand Canyon Massacre, Robot Wars, Prehysteria 1 & 2, She Came to the Valley, and Doctor Mordrid, delivers Ghoulies II. The storyline for this picture is actually creative and placed in a very entertaining setting and circumstance. The acting and special effects are just okay, but very entertaining for the genre (in a fun way). The cast includes Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing, William Burtler, and Donnie Jeffcoat.
"I'm an actor, not a mud slinger!"
I have always loved this movie since I was a kid...in a very Killer Clowns from Outer Space kind of way. This isn't an epic or all time classic, but it is a fun horror movie that is better than one may anticipate and worth a viewing. I recommend watching this regularly during Halloween season.
"You got to pay attention to the moon."
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.