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Ghoulies (1984)

 -  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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Charles Band's 2012 audio commentary for the British 88 Films Blu-Ray of Puppet Master 2, someone else came up with the idea of the Ghoulie popping out of the toilet. Band actually thought it was a bad idea at first. See more »

Goofs

Cameraman reflected in bookcase glass. See more »

Quotes

[Mike falls over while trying to breakdance]
Mike: I think I broke my head.
Eddie: [standing over Mike] Oh, thank God. I thought that you actually hurt yourself.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
Subliminal Music 1982
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What a great ad campaign can do.
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie made a nice sum of 35 million at the box office, yet many consider it a poor movie at best. So how did it make this much money? With a good ad campaign, that's how. This movie was the first small creature attack movie to come out after the very successful Gremlins the previous year. Critters, which most consider the better film, came out a year later and made a lot less than this one. Then there was the famous scene of the creature coming out of the toilet. It made it look like a Gremlin type movie...funny with a bit of charm to it. It fooled my parents and we saw this dog in the theater when I was ten. We knew it wasn't quite what it was advertised as though as soon as it started as it has a scene where a guy rips out a woman's heart. It isn't all bad though as there are some scenes here and there that are good, but overall this one is just bad as it is not just about little creatures, but a bunch of other satanic stuff as well as this guy throws a party and does rituals and accidentally raises this one evil guy. Sounds better than it is though as there are no stars in this one and none of the actors in this one can act. You do though get to see the little person who played ET.


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