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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.

Genres:

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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Trivia

According to stories producer Charles Band tells on his Full Moon Horror Road Show, he was tasked to come up with a great campaign to promote the film. During a brainstorming session he came up with the idea to have the Ghoulie popping up from the toilet. The idea was a huge success and the scene was then shot for the film after the fact. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the scene where Jonathan summons a rainstorm in his basement a microphone pokes into view from the right side of the screen. 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

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
Subliminal Music 1982
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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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