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The Willies (1990)





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In this horror film, a number of scary and creepy stories are related as three young boys swap gruesome stories during a backyard camp out.
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Prism Entertainment


Sean Astin
as Michael
James Karen
as Jenkins/Uncle Harry
Marilyn Pitzer
as Chicken Lady
Evan Arnold
as Counter Guy
Dana Ashbrook
as Tough Dude
Kathy MacQuarrie
as Tough Chick
Bill Erwin
as Old Guy
Kimmy Robertson
as Ride Operator
Bob Zamudio
as The Ripper/Fly no.2
Kathleen Freeman
as Miss Titmarch
Michael Bower
as Gordy Belcher
F.J. O'Neil
as New School Principal
Ian Fried
as Danny Hollister
Clu Gulager
as Greeley Principal
Patrika Darbo
as Mrs. Walters
Chelsea Noble
as Anchor Woman
Michael Pniewski
as Mr. Belcher
Kirk Cameron
as Himself (as "Mike Seaver")
Tracey Gold
as Herself (as "Carol Seaver")
Tim Edwards
as Mr. Death Ghoul
Ken Daly
as Farmer Ghoul/Pest Control Guy
Gary DePew
as Sea Captain Ghoul
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Critic Reviews for The Willies

All Critics (1)

i usually love these kinds of movies, but not this one

May 19, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Willies


The Willies is a campy and light-hearted horror film about two brothers camping with their cousin (the film's star Sean Astin) whom are all camping outside in a tent and telling spooky stories. Leading up to the opening credits, the boys tell a few mini-gross out stories. There's even a nod towards Astin's role in Goonies, which is clever and cute. As the movie gets rolling, Astin tells his cousins the story of a school janitor who's really a monster in disguise that eats bullies and mean-spirited teachers. This story was rather amusing, and surprisingly dark (taking child murder and making it funnier than it already is onscreen). The monster effects are hilarious and dated, but fun, and I would take these kinds of effects over CGI ANY day of the week. The second story revolves around Gordy Belcher (played by rotund kid Michael Bowen from Salute Your Shorts and that recent Super Bowl commercial where he juices up a vehicle by attaching the cords to his nipples and dancing to the Salt N Pepa song), a disgusting and mean-spirited kid who has a very unusual hobby dealing with flies. After stealing so much manure from a local farmer, Gordy soon gets a comeuppance that downright hilarious thanks to the silly special effects again. Overall, I'm surprised this film doesn't have more of a cult following. It was a lot of fun to watch, just for the mere fact of how campy it is. Good early 90's fun! Be on the lookout for a blink and you'll miss him cameo from Clu Gulager (Feast trilogy) as a school principal.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

I give it extra points for weird. Some bits are pretty cool, but a lot of it is just more gross than scary.

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