Ernest Scared Stupid

5.71 h 32 min1991PG
The loveable lunkhead Ernest is in for a devil of a time when he accidentally unleashes an evil demon from its sacred tomb, causing the awakened foe to go on a devastating rampage.
John Cherry
Jim Varney
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4.7 out of 5 stars

6738 global ratings

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The DuderReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Vern, I freaking love this movie! It's always been one of my all time favorites since I was a kid, and I rewatch it at least once every year for Halloween. This is Ernest at his best, most cocky, most zany, and in my opinion, this is by far the most creative of the Ernest movies. It feels like the filmmakers finally figured out how to maximize Jim Varney's physical movements. And there are lots of funny, frantic and creative cut scenes to add to the story. Also, this movie scared me when I was a kid! It's too bad this was the last Disney Ernest movie, because it felt they were just figuring out how to capture all the Ernest potential. After this one the rest of the films were not connected to Disney and lose that magic.

To anyone who loves Ernest movies, keep the Ernest conversation and spirit alive, knowutimean?!
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Shannon FultonReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I have watched this every halloween since I was a kid. Gross trolls and hilarious Earnest? You can't beat it. Funny and childlike enough for your kids to enjoy - but enough adult humor that we aren't staring at the clock wondering when it will be over. Plus it has amazing 90s vibes!

If you haven't seen it, rent it!

If this review helped you - please leave a thumbs-up!

(I was not paid or incentivized in any way to give this review. I purchased this product with my own hard-earned money!)
2 people found this helpful
ChristopherReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Halloween movie for the entire family. Underrated.
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Rented this to watch with the kids for Halloween. They loved it as much as I did when I was their age. People make fun of Ernest but he was great entertainment for children. Scary enough for a 3 and 6 yr old to pull the blanket over their head but light hearted enough to make them enjoy it. I have to admit that some parts are still funny to me after 30 years. Great movie for Halloween. If you have kids you won’t regret renting it. Happy Halloween.
3 people found this helpful
S. McGrathReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ernest Scared Stupid on Blu-ray
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If you want Ernest Scared Stupid in Blu-ray, this is your only option. I would say it does look better than the DVD. So that is cool. However, there is absolutely no special features whatsoever. The movie just starts playing. When it ends it goes to a menu that has a picture & an icon that says play. Play is quite literally your only option. I do love this movie. I have been looking for this on Blu-ray for a long time. So I was happy to receive it & watched it immediately.
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iBuy StuffReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Ernest!
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Although this film is “family friendly” Trantor has nearly ruined my childhood! I HATED that troll and he scared the sh*t out of me growing up. After almost a decade of not watching this movie I recently decided to watch it again, but this time with my children. They liked the movie and weren’t even phased by the troll - just grossed out by his snots all over his face 😷
RIP Jim Varney
3 people found this helpful
KellyReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgia to pass down to the next generation
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As someone who watched this as a kid (I'm 32 now), I decided it was finally time to pass the buck and make my 5 year old son watch it as well. He loved it. Just the right amount of funny and scary to appeal to him. There are a few slow parts or 'grown up' parts that needed a little explaining, but most of it was on his level. We rented the movie, but we may have to purchase it because he liked it so much.
mahoganymountainmamaReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A less than brilliant hero who tries really hard!
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This is a silly movie about a guy who tries to be a creative inventor, but he doesn't quite get it right. Yet some of his best friends are kids because he is honest and fun. When a troll is capturing kids in town Ernest is the one who listens & tries to come to the rescue w/his dog.
happy in grayscreek N.C.Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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very good upgrade from the dvd very son grew up watching this around halloween on the old dvd copy we have,he freaked when he saw the detail and crispness of this blu-ray had to buy it used but the case and disk look new props to the seller its every thing they said it was no scratches etc.
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