Critters 2 (1988)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Ultra Stereo, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Mick Garris.

Plot Summary

The return, pursued by alien bounty hunters.


Directed by: Mick Garris
© MCMLXXXVIII [1988] New Line Cinema Corporation
A New Line Cinema/Sho Films production
Executive Producer: Robert Shaye
Produced by: Barry Opper
Associate Producer: Daryl Kass
Written by: D.T. Twohy [real name: David Twohy], Mick Garris
Director of Photography: Russell Carpenter
Edited by: Charles Bornstein
Music Composed by: Nicholas Pike
Sound Mixer: Don Summer
Costume Designer: Lesley Lynn Nicholson
Key Make-up: Sheri Short
Key Hair Stylist: Michael Williams
Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor: R. Christopher Biggs
Critters Created by: Chiodo Brothers Productions
Visual Effects: VCE/Peter Kuran
Special Effects Supervisor: Marty Bresin
Production Design by: Philip Dean Foreman
Casting by: Robin Lippin

Scott Grimes (Brad)
Liane Curtis (Megan Morgan)
Don Opper (Charlie)
Barry Corbin (Harv)
Tom Hodges (Wesley)
Sam Anderson (Mr Morgan)
Lindsay Parker (Cindy)
Herta Ware (Nana)
Lin Shaye (Sal)
Terrence Mann (Ug)
Cynthia Garris (Zanti)
Al Stevenson (bus driver)
Douglas Rowe (Quigley)
Eddie Deezen (Hungry Heifer manager)
Frank Birney (Reverend Fisher)
David Ursin (Sheriff Corman)
Roxane Kernohan (Lee)
Gregory Patrick (Lee/ Ug “Nothing-Face”)
Tom McLoughlin (church guard)
Patrick Campbell (farmer)

Alternative Titles

Criaturas 2 – Brazilian title
Criaturas II – Brazilian video title
Critters 2 – Sie kehren zurück – German title
Critters 2: The Main Course – US trailer title
Critters No 2 – Greek title
Čupavci 2 – Serbian title
Extrañas criaturas 2 – Mexican title
Kramtukai 2 – Lithuanian title
Monstrii 2: Felul principal – Romanian title
Rémecskék 2. – Hungarian title
Seres do Espaço – Parte II – Portuguese title
Κρίττερς 2 – Greek title
Зубастики 2 – Ukrainian title
Зубастики 2: Главное блюдо – Russian title
Критърси 2 – Bulgarian title
クリッター2 – Japanese title

Sequel to
Critters (1986)

Critters 3 (1991)
Critters 4 (1992)
Critters: Bounty Hunter (2014)
Critters: A New Binge (2019)
Critters Attack! (2019)

Extracts included in
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017)


Cinefantastique vol.18 no.4 (May 1988) pp.15, 55 – illustrated article (Critters II by Taylor L. White)
Cinefantastique vol.18 no.5 (July 1988) p.52 – review (by Judith P. Harris)
Film Score Monthly vol.8 no.7 (August 2003) p.46 – DVD review (The laserphile: scary tricks and treats by Andy Dursin)
The Hollywood Reporter vol.302 no.15 (6 May 1988) pp.37, 44 – credits, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.56 no.670 (November 1989) pp.331-332 – credits, synopsis, review
Starburst no.128 (April 1989) p.25 – review
Starburst no.130 (June 1989) pp.41, 43 – illustrated interview with Mick Garris
Variety 4 May 1988 p.10 – credits, review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.300 no.9 (8 December 1987) p.20 – credits

Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.98 – credits
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.104-105 – credits, review