“Ghoulies” will forever be tied to that last minute shot of the Goblin in the toilet. It also marked Mariska Hargitay’s first film. What other magic did it sport? Well, not much. It’s a fairly straight tale of a kid inheriting a mansion from his Satanist relative. Ghouls and invisible little people appear out of nowhere, but the day can be saved.
“Ghoulies II” is actually the first Ghoulies movie I saw. Hell, I didn’t see the original until after I watched the DTV Ghoulies 3 about them going to college. Royal Dano shows up to carry the film on his back, as he did during most of the late 80s. This time, the Ghoulies take the action to a local carnival. Phil Fondacero shows up because this was an 80s movie that needed a little person. Especially, if Billy Barty or Kenny Baker wasn’t available.
The Blu-Ray comes with interviews, deleted scenes and a trailer as the special feature. The A/V Quality for both films are a revelation. I first saw the HD mix on IFC, but I don’t know what Scream Factory sourced here. It looks amazing and the DTS-HD master audio mono track takes me back to the glory days of Empire Films. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
Release Date: 04/21/15