Welcome, boils and ghouls, to another EvildeadInks movie review. Today, we cover another lost sequel, Ghoulies II!
First off, you don’t need to watch the original to enjoy this film. In fact, if it wasn’t a double feature, I’m not sure I’d even own the original. The only tie between them are the ghoulie creature designs. In Ghoulies II, these nasty little beings are presumably summoned by Satanists and quickly stolen by a priest. After dropping the poor priest into a toxic drum at a gas station… yeah, stay with me here… the ghoulies are then able to hitch a ride on a traveling carnival, which happens to be at the same gas station. From there, the ghoulies decide to become part of the house of horrors exhibit, when the carnival sets up and kill unsuspecting carnival goers. The owners of the show are battling a lawyer who wants the carnival adjusted to fit the times (ladies mud wrestling) and drop all these outdated gimmicks. So, you know he’s gonna die. Best death in the film, too, by the way, and you don’t see a thing. It’s all up to the imagination on that one and perhaps that’s for the best.
Luckily there happens to be some magicians in this carnival and with the power of the babe….sorry, I mean, power of magic, they are able to summon their own ghoulie to combat the others. This mega ghoulie stands a good four feet over the others and eats them little suckers like it ain’t no thing. Only problem is once they are all eaten, how do they get rid of mega ghoulie?
All in all not a lot of blood and gore in Ghoulies II. You get some, but not a lot. Body count is fairly low, as well, but the deaths aren’t bad in my opinion. It’s low-budget 80’s fun and that’s the way I like ’em.
I give Ghoulies II a 3.5 outta 5 stars on the ratings board. Again, you can skip part one and be just fine. There’s no catch up to play, so don’t let that discourage you. Give this flick a chance and have a good time. Just be mindful of your tunes!