Ernest Scared Stupid
Directed by John Cherry
Next up in our series of family frights is the 1991 movie Ernest Scared Stupid. When I have recommended this movie to people in the past I’ve mostly just been laughed at. However, I really do enjoy this movie and think it’s a fun watch this time of year. I used to enjoy the Hey Vern, Its Ernest! television program as a kid, but Scared Stupid is the only film I've seen of the Ernest franchise. Therefore, I cannot speak to the quality of the rest of them, but this film is definitely worth a watch, especially when you need a good horror fix that is family safe. The film is rated PG but there are a few jump scare type moments and some scenes that may be a bit too scary for tiny ghouls and boos so beware. All in all though, this is a lighthearted family movie with enough chuckles and chills to make it on my yearly watch list.