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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

During the levitation scene you can see a puppeteer's finger in one of the ghoulie's mouths when they are all screaming. See more »

Quotes

Dick: They call me Dick, but you can call me... Dick.
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Connections

Followed by Ghoulies IV (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson and The Johnsons
Good Guy Music 1983
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Puppets with teeth
2 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A surprise hit in the horror film-drenched 1980s that spawned several sequels, GHOULIES was one ii a long line of puppet movies from the old Empire Pictures, the same folks who would soon bring us RE-ANIMATOR. In GHOULIES, a young man moves into an old mansion and before you know it, he is attempting to conjure up a bunch of hellish critters to do his bidding. Soon enough, he has them going after his enemies. The ghoulies themselves are hand puppets that look pretty ferocious for hand puppets. The conjurer, played by an insufferable actor named Peter Liapus, has been possessed by a dark spirit that resides in the old house. A little too much time is spent on the guy and his conjuring, but once the ghoulies get going, watch out! This comedy horror film stands out among many similar flicks from that era. It was obviously inspired by GREMLINS, but in the end it in no way resembles that now-forgotten classic. Worth a look if you can buy the idea of puppet monsters. PUPPETMASTER had the same theme and look, and was also an Empire Pictures job, if I am not mistaken.


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