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Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  2 March 1985 (USA)
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A young man and his girlfriend move into an man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

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A young man and his girlfriend move into an man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

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They'll get you in the end.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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2 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beasties  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,000,000 (USA)
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The original concept for the film was much different that the final product. Originally, the film was going to be about a kid moving into his grandfather's house who finds out that the inspirations for his grandfather's stories are living in the house and trying to kill him. Fox greenlighted the film for a $12 million budget but along the way, the film was dropped and the script was heavily rewritten to appeal to teenagers. See more »

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The triangle and circle drawn with chalk on the floor differs. See more »

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Dick: They call me Dick, but you can call me... Dick.
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A Film From Charles Band's Golden Age
5 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young man (Peter Liapis) and his girlfriend (Lisa Pelikan) move into an man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

This comes from the golden age of Charles Band's producing, despite the film's incredibly low ranking. I am baffled how this could get under a 4, as it has all the fun and charm of the 1980s, and is (in my opinion) far more entertaining than "Puppet Master".

This movie serves as Mariska Hargitay's film debut (and I am sure she is quite proud). More interestingly, Jeffrey Combs could have starred, but was not chosen during casting. He ended up playing another magician in "Doctor Mordrid" anyway, so I guess that worked out alright.

Why this film has such a poor following, with viewers saying it "belongs in the toilet" is beyond me. I see worse films than this almost every day.


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