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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.


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

2 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beasties  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)


$35,000,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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


[Mike falls over while trying to breakdance]
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Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
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Bland 80s cheesefest
25 August 2015 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Having inherited a new house, a couple decide to throw a party inviting friends to celebrate the occasion but upon learning of the release of a swarm of demonic beings try to find a way of dealing with the deadly creatures.

Overall this one was a decent if heavily cheesy 80s creature feature. Among its best, and worst, qualities here is that ever-present cheese on display which coincides with the whole atmosphere and appearance of the creatures, the house and the incredibly obvious attitudes here showcasing the eras quite well, yet also making it really hard to take the action seriously in here because these make the film quite goofy against the serious subject matter. No matter how badly they try otherwise, the creature nothing more than puppets, which never really convinces all too often yet makes this so fun here by making the attacks quite enjoyable and cheesy. That carries into this one with some incredibly fun moments from the creatures starting with the resurrection in the basement during the glorious Satanic rituals, the continuous disappearing clown doll around the house and fine graveyard sequence where they interact with the guests in some thrilling scenes here to take advantage of the great warped, cuddly look of the creatures. While this is quite fun and full of cheesy charms, there's still a few other flaws here in this one. The other big flaw beyond the cheese is the rather short length of this, never really getting a chance to have the creatures themselves involved much in the film as it spends a large portion of time with them wandering around the house, which takes up a lot of time that could've been used for the creatures. This also manages to hold off the later half here where, once out and about in the story, are pretty much rendered an afterthought in their own movies all due to the short length and diversions away from the central figures. This is really the biggest issue at work against the film outright, even though the film's cheese is another big factor here to overcome with the goofy look and atmosphere being something to get over. These are the film's good points.

Rated PG-13: Violence, Language and a mild Sex Scene.

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