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The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | | Horror, Comedy | 27 December 1990 (USA)
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

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Brian Peck

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Brian Peck (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Michael
Jason Horst Jason Horst ... Kyle
Joshua Miller Joshua Miller ... Josh (as Joshua Jon Miller)
James Karen ... Uncle Harry / Mr. Jenkins
Marilyn Pitzer Marilyn Pitzer ... Chicken Lady
Evan Arnold ... Counter Guy
Dana Ashbrook ... Tough Dude
Kathy MacQuarrie Kathy MacQuarrie ... Tough Chick
Bill Erwin ... Old Man
Doug Benson ... Zombie (as Doug Benson)
Marie Wright-Perry Marie Wright-Perry ... Tart
Bob Zamudio Bob Zamudio ... The Ripper / Fly #2
Gary DePew Gary DePew ... Sea Captain Ghoul
Tim Edwards Tim Edwards ... Mr. Death Ghoul
Ken Daly Ken Daly ... Farmer Ghoul / Pest Control Guy
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Storyline

Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a teenage boy with a peculiar interest. Written by Mike Stark <stark@math.idbsu.edu>

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Genres:

Horror | Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Willies 1: Cuentos de terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sean Astin's character's name is Michael. This is the same name of the character he played in The Goonies. In the beginning of the movie, when Michael is telling the other kids about a story, the older cousin stops him and verifies that the story isn't going to be about that time Michael and his friends found an old pirate ship in a cave which is the premise of The Goonies. See more »

Goofs

When Danny Hollister is walking into school, he is seen with his backpack on and a brown paper bag in his left hand, however when he is in school he is seen holding his backpack and the brown paper bag in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Josh: I brought some video game cartridges.
Kyle: What're we supposed to do with video game cartridges?
Josh: Play video games.
Kyle: On what?
Josh: Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits show The Willies logo along with the sound of a beast See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains audio not in the original VHS rental edition. At 37:30, the narration by Sean Astin is not in the VHS edition, but is on the DVD edition. See more »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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The Willies: Short anthology
25 October 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Starring Sean (Lord Of The Rings, Goonies) Astin this anthology is a curious creature as it only has two stories plus the wrap around.

Rather light hearted and more in the vein of Goosebumps this is suitable for more or less all ages.

The first story is about a monster residing the toilets of a school and the other regarding a weird kid whose hobby is pulling wings off flies and making them into characters in his dioramas.

Though looking very dated and with some appalling sfx the movie certainly has its charm but definitely shouldn't be confused with a horror.

Watchable though predictable stuff, the second story is at least rather disturbing.

The Good:

Clu Galager

Sean Astin

Second story gets under your skin

The Bad:

Looks rather tacky

Should have been at least three stories

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

A 3rd mini story in the opening of the film was removed due to being considered distasteful which involved a poodle and a microwave


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