Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. Written by
Zach Galligan recounted in an interview that when the movie was made there was no CGI, so all the Gremlins were animatronics, each costing between $30,000-$40,000. When everyone left the lot for the day, security would have everyone open the trunks of their cars to make sure they weren't stolen. See more »
Gizmo is meant to multiply when getting wet. However when Barney the dog licks him nothing happens and there is hardly even a flinch. See more »
Gremlins was a fantastic comedy film from 1984-the best year ever in my opinion for great movies.
Basically, a guy called Billy Peltzer picks up a new pet called Gizmo and after breaking a few rules he shouldn't have, ends up spawning a bunch of ugly creatures called Gremlins who proceed to terrorize the town.
The film is a success because it succeeds at producing both a comedy and a horror in one go which can't be easy. Most comedy horror films are a joke (such as some of the Ghoulies films which emulated the Gremlins series) but Gremlins is both funny and scary. It's funny seeing the Gremlins cause mischief but it's also scary throughout-they're not exactly pretty creatures and are quite scary as well.
Gremlins deserves a look from anyone interested in seeing a good comedy horror movie.
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