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Ernest Scared Stupid [1991]

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Director:John R. Cherry III
Writer:Charles Gale
Coke Sams
Composer:Bruce Arntson
Kirby Shelstad
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:20%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Action
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Synopsis: After a misunderstanding, Ernest P. Worrell unleashes an evil troll on Halloween.


Reaction: A bit odd, and different from some of the other Ernest outings, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
John R. Cherry III => Director
Charles Gale => Writer
Coke Sams => Writer
Bruce Arntson => Composer
Kirby Shelstad => Composer
Alec Klapper => Joey
Austin Nagler => Kenny
Barkley => Rimshot
Bill Byrge => Bobby Tulip
Daniel Butler => Cliff
Eartha Kitt => Old Lady Hackmore
Ernie Fosselius => Trantor the Troll (as Ernst Fosselius) (voice)
Esther Huston => Amanda
Jim Varney => Ernest
John Cadenhead => Tom Tulip
Jonas Moscartolo => Trantor
Larry Black => Mayor Murdock
Mark Delabarre => Jimmy
Mike Hutchinson => Steve Swindell
Nick Victory => Mike
Richard Woolf => Matt
Shay Astar => Elizabeth
Steven Moriyon => Gregg

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The emblem on the side of the Briarville police car reads "Ignoramus Ad Infinitum". (Loosely "Eternal Idiot".)
  • The Chiodo Brothers are credited with Special Effects for this film. They also made the 1988 cult film Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Look for Trolls in the finale that resemble Klowns, as well as the same spinning death effect.
  • The last [Ernest] film to be released by Touchstone Pictures.