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Watch: ‘The Burbs’ Is 25: Celebrate With An Alternate Ending!

18 February 2014 12:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sometimes it seems like the ’80s really were the heyday of cinematic comedy with classics such as The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Weird Science and Big.

Well if you’re feeling a trifle nostalgic you might be interested to know that it’s the 25th anniversary of cult black comedy The Burbs. Joe Dante’s offbeat movie follows life on an apparently quiet street in American suburbia. Ray (Tom Hanks) and Art (Rick Ducommun) become convinced their new neighbours, the Klopeks, are murderers, and start spying on the strange goings on to prove their theory right. An extreme case of suburban paranoia or the literal neighbours from hell? It could go either way. With a script by Dana Olsen,  Bruce DernCarrie FisherCorey Feldman and Henry Gibson also star.

Joe Dante was a bastion of ’80s cult cinematic gold, bringing us Innerspace, Explorers and Gremlins (plus its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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