House II: The Second Story (1987) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our Revisited video series, and in this one we’re taking a look back at one of my childhood favorites: writer/director Ethan Wiley’s 1987 goofball horror comedy House II: The Second Story (watch it HERE)! To find out what we had to say about House II, check out the video embedded above.

House II has the following synopsis:

A large, haunting stone house. It’s been in Jesse McLaughlin’s family for generations. But it’s only recently that the young artist has taken up residence there for some “peace and quiet”… Jesse is in for some BIG surprises! Before long, Jesse and his lifelong friend Charlie are pitched headlong into a series of dizzying and horrific adventures. From a face-to-face confrontation with a rotting mummy to the discovery of a magical skull. From multi-dimensional time travel to an all-out battle with fierce Aztec warriors. And from a celebration dinner with a 175-year-old grandfather to a showdown with a vicious gunman from the grave. Jesse and Charlie will encounter things guaranteed to horrify and delight.

Around the corner, down the hall and through the gaping door of nightmarish imaginings lies… HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY.

The film stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park Lincoln, John Ratzenberger, Bill Maher, Amy Yasbeck, and Devin DeVasquez.

The House II episode of Revisited was Written by Bryan Wolford, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel are released under the Revisited banner. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers are all labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at Videodrome, and Jacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series. Re-Animator was number five.

Three previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.