House II: The Second Story (1987) - 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.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Ethan Wiley
Stars: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 15 out of 80 found boring (18.75%)

One-line Reviews (49)

Fun and entertaining .

A film worth watching if you love 1980's effects and fantasy films that have very outlandish plots, no offense to Ridley Scott, but this film is on the whole, a lot more entertaining than the straight-up fantasy film "Legend", which is often bogged down by a in-your-face moralistic message, a stilted love story, and stilted dialog, while "Legend" really would have benefited from some of the fun and adventurous tone of "House II", it obviously came out 2yrs before "House II".

Creative story, good acting = Well worth watching!.

The original "House" probably never made anyone's list of top horror movies, but it's entertaining in its own, modest way.

The 'Gramps' character was just plain stupid and the two main actors were Wonderbread bland.

This movie is so crazy and unpredictable.

While the first one was clever, funny and fresh, this one comes off as forced, stupid, and dull.

Generally speaking House II: The Second Story was a bit of a waste of time as far as I'm concerned but it moves along nicely, it tries to be a little bit different & provided me with at least some entertainment, it was just a shame that the film ended up all rather pedestrian, tame & somewhat dull.

It was just that it was too boring for me, it had a too slow pace.

Secondly, this movie is very boring.

Now it felt boring and I just think that they could have made something more out of this.

" The part with him is just great, not just because of his performance, but the way his character is written, and the sequence's juxtaposition of the banal and the otherworldly.

When I first saw HOUSE and then heard it had a sequel, I got scared since part 1 was sooooo boring and unscary(Good acting, and effects though.

Ethan Wiley, also involved in House (screenplay) did wrote and directed this dull flick.

There is no plot, bad acting.

Overall, I think this movie is worth the watch.

Thousands and thousands of flicks I have seen since the end of the seventies all horror and sci-fi but this here is just one utterly boring flick that I even used the fast forward button, a thing I normally never do.

Entertaining Sequel .

The girls suddenly leave early in the movie for no good reason.

Unbearable .

It boasts special effects that are well above par for 1987, and some visually intriguing scenes and designs.

Ethan Wiley had to have been grateful that despite the movie's many failings, his cast pressed hard to make this entertaining.

Boring, Bloodless, Unfunny.

House the Second Story has a few 80s trappings, it can be a bit disjointed and the acting a little awry at times.

(For comparison, consider HALLOWEEN 3: SEASON OF THE WITCH, another non-sequel, which is still very engrossing and fun in its own right.

Boring, Nonsequel Sequel .

such a bizarre, unpredictable franchise, even by 1980s standards.

Jesse has insomnia, which leads to him digging through the basement.

Episode 3, wisely re-named the Horror Show, was an exception because it starred the great actor Brion James (may he rest in peace) He made this film enjoyable and also the story had more horror in it.

The film is just as amusing and entertaining as the Steve Miner original, and does not deserve all the negative comments given to it over the years (remember the scathing reference in "Scream 2?

The film has this "aiming to please" energy about it, with kitchen sink approach that throws a little bit of everything at the viewer, so I could see why many find it enjoyable.

"House II" is watchable not because of a coherent plot, though it is more coherent than it should be, or because of deep character studies, there is none to be had, it is entertaining because that is what it seeks to do, be a fun entertaining popcorn movie, and it does well at that.

House of Misbegotten Boredom .

The plot is lame and boring.

The creature designs are quite good and for the most part the film is entertaining enough to make it worth watching.

Don't expect Citizen Kane, but if you're looking for an enjoyable little flick, you won't be disappointed.

Definitely worth the watch!

This is one of the worst movies ever made.


It may not be the most coherent, logical film in the world--indeed, it's all over the place and threatens to become a bit too much--but it's more entertaining than the reviews would have you expect.

It's all poorly paced and exceedingly dull, failing at the humor and just plain stupid - unless you're 6 or 7 years old, maybe.

House 2 is a very dull thing.

Unlike a lot of sequels that just try to copy the formula of the first film, this one here at least tried to actually deliver a "second story" and for the most part this was an entertaining picture.

I wish I had seen this movie when I was ten; I'm sure I would have really enjoyed it.

Jesse & Charlie take Gramps back to the house & Gramps tells them the story of the magical crystal skull, unfortunately it's very boring & uninteresting so I won't bother retelling it here.

This movie is worth watching for the caterpuppy alone...

Otherwise one of the worst movies I ever saw.

If you want to waste your time, then go for it, and don't forget to take an extra movie, as an emergency.

I like the character and find his battle compelling.