House II: The Second Story

Synopsis: The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.
Director(s): Ethan Wiley
Production: New World
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


(spooky orchestral music)

(intense music)

(suspenseful music)

(baby crying)

- Clarence, they're here.

- [Clarence]

I'll be there in a minute!

(car honking)

- Clarence!

(baby crying)

- [Clarence] I hear ya!

(baby crying)

(car doors opening and closing)

(baby crying)

- Clarence, they're waiting!

- I'm coming, I'm coming.

(baby crying)

(suspenseful music)

(baby crying)

(woman weeping)

(baby crying louder)

(spurs clinking)

Clarence, could it be him?

- No, it's probably just those punks

who broke into Tivet's

house last Halloween.

(suspenseful music)

(door slams)

(spurs clinking)


(intense music)

What do you want?


- [Dark Figure]

I want the skull!

- I don't know where it is.

It's not here.

(intense music)

(gunshot fires)


(suspenseful music)

- [Dark Figure]

Give me the skull.

- [Woman] No!

(gunshot fires)

- Wow.

I don't believe it.

- Oh, it's big, isn't it?

- Yep.

It's definitely not built to code.

- [Woman] How many generations

of your family lived here?

- [Man] I don't know.

(soft eerie music)

- Who decorated this place?

- Wow.

Looks like something's missing.

- Great.

I thought the electricity

was supposed to be on, Jesse.

- Yeah, it is.

The switch must be out.


- Is there a phone in here?


John Statmen, please.

- [John] Hello?

- John, hi! It's Kate.

- [John] Hey.

- Sorry I couldn't call you earlier.

The car phone doesn't work out here.

- [John]

What's the house like?

- Well, it's a pit,

but Jesse's completely

in love with it, of course.

(Kate and John laughing)

How'd the meeting go?

Is he interested?


Great, you know, we

could have had him recording

in the studio by early next month.

Well, I don't know.

We've gotta find somebody fast.

Did you go see that new band

down at the Midas Club?

Yeah, they've kinda got a raw

energy, don't you think?

You're absolutely right.

Hey, did you get that letter from...

- [Jesse] I don't believe it.

- [Kate]

Well, they really need someone...

- [Jesse]

That's my mom and dad.

(mystical music)

I was pretty cute.

(Kate chatting)

That was my grandfather.

(Kate chatting)

So he must've been

my great-great-grandfather.

Jesse McLaughlin.

They named me after him.

(spurs clinking)

(suspenseful music)

(door rattling)





- What on Earth where you doing?

- I couldn't sleep,

so I went downstairs

to just look around.

(car honking)

(laughing and shouting)

- What is that?

- I hate when you say that...


- You did!


- But I don't do it!


- Oh, my God.


- Quit it!

- Oh, oh.

(clears throat)

Da, da, da, da

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

- [Jesse] Oh, hey.

You didn't have to do this.

- [Male Visitor]

Sure, I did!

You're the only person I know

who's ever been famous, eh?

- Hardly famous, Char.

Nobody reads this magazine.

- Oh, well, you know,

I mean, I have to admit

I don't look at the pictures,

I only read it for the interviews.

- What? No you don't!


- Hey, look at this couch.

Nice and comfortable, huh, Lana?



(percussive music)

- Right, right, right there.


- Here?

- Yeah, yeah.

(loud new wave rock music)

(John talking)

(loud music)

- What...?

(John talking)

(loud music)

Can you hold on for just a second?

I never knew till

we were face to face

That I'd be taken up to hyperspace

It seems so strange,

seems so strange

I only touch you

And then you move right through

- Excuse me.

- Oh, hi, Kate! Hey!

Music too loud?

Didn't mean to bother you, really.

- What, what is this you're playing?

Who is this?

- [Lana] That's PuceGlitz

and the Avoiders!

- "Puce Glitz"?

- Yeah, that's my stage name.

- [Kate] This is you?

- Yeah, and I'm her manager.


Uh, Kate, I feel compelled to tell you

we are weighing several

offers from some big producers,

but to drop names would be tacky.

- But you don't have a contract yet?

I mean you haven't signed

anything yet, have you?

- [Kate] Have you?

- [Lana] Oh, no!

- [Lana] We don't believe in success.

- Yeah, we wanna make a lot of money

and be real famous, but no success.

- No, there's a very

subtle difference, you know.

- John, I've gotta get back to you.

I think I may have found what

we're looking for.

Sweet sensation, ow

Sweet vibration

(curious music)

- Huh, they're different.

This one's got jewels in its eyes.

They're not the same skull.

- Hey, Jess, whatcha

doin' there, huh?

- Come on, Charlie, give it.

It's private.

- Hey, this is cool.

Looks like it's old.

What is it?

- Come on, Charlie, give it.

- No, no, no, not until

you tell me what it is.

- It's nothing.

Promise you won't laugh?

- Yeah.


- You'll never believe me anyway.

- Sure, I will.

Here, okay, here, take it.

- All right, see this guy?

It's my great-great-grandfather.

He has the same name as me.

He was an outlaw in the Old West.

- I'll buy that.

- Yeah, look at this skull

he's holding.

It's made completely out

of raw crystal

and this guy in the background,

this is Jesse's partner Slim Razor.

- [Charlie] Uh-oh.

- [Jesse] Now, he and Jesse

had a falling out over the skull

and became bitter enemies.

Slim died without ever getting

the skull from Jesse.

All right, now, look at this.

You see this skull?

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Fred Dekker

Fred Dekker (born April 9, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director best known for his cult classic horror comedy films Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad (written with Shane Black). He contributed the story ideas for House (1986) and Ricochet (1991), and also directed and co-wrote RoboCop 3 with Frank Miller. One of his earliest movies was a short film he made in college titled Starcruisers, directed in the early 1980s. more…

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