House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror


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The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.


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  • Amy Yasbeck in House II: The Second Story (1987)
  • Amy Yasbeck and Jonathan Stark in House II: The Second Story (1987)
  • Amy Yasbeck and Lar Park-Lincoln in House II: The Second Story (1987)

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30 March 2010 | warrenth
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| Pleasantly surprised.
For a movie that has almost no "names" attached, this is surprisingly good. The actors are well cast, their characters are charming, and the jokes are well paced. It takes itself just seriously enough that you don't feel insulted by the storytelling.

You can't have the wrong expectations. I think if you've seen the first and are expecting something similar you will be disappointed. I do however think this is a very well put together film. The pacing is solid, the comedy is more well done than a lot of big budget comedy from around the same time, and there are some well done quirky moments that really elevate the experience.

The main area that it falls down is the lack of depth. There is maybe one moment that really touches something real, but it's brief. The rest is straight adventure. But it's well done. Given the choice between seeing this again or re-watching the new Indie movie about crystal skulls, I'd choose this since it's at least as entertaining but doesn't let you down like Indie did.

The last criticism is perhaps the most damning. This is not a must see movie. If you live your entire life without seeing it, you'll be fine. I don't really even recommend it. But if you do watch it, I recommend you enjoy it for what it is and don't lament that it isn't better.

I would recommend it for kids 9-12. It's perfect for that age. Kind of scary, plenty of snicker and giggle moments. Plenty of cute. Plenty of weird.

There may be some language but it's situation appropriate and pretty tame. No nudity, a little cleavage, nothing you won't see on a visit to the mall.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,573,934 30 August 1987

Gross USA:

$7,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,800,000

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