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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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Mariska Hargitay's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Grizzel is shown holding the goblet before Jonathan sets it down for them to drink from it. See more »

Quotes

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

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
Subliminal Music 1982
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30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laughs and seriousness are both in this movie, I think. It holds the attention but demands complete suspension of logic. 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. This does remind me a lot of Ghoulies II. The comparisons are obvious, and just like that film, I like it enough, but I don't think it's great or all that really good. I happen to know places and people, some that might pass for the world in Ghoulies. That said, the directing, music, editing, etc. are not focused on at all. If you can find it on DVD or Bluray for under $7, buy it, but it won't be worth much more than that to you because it's a bit outdated.


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