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Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 2 March 1985 (USA)
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

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A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire 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)  »

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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

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

[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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Soundtracks

Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
Subliminal Music 1982
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If You've Seen the Movie Poster You've Seen All the Fun Ghoulies Has to Offer
2 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Jonathan Graves (Peter Liapis) inherits his Satanist father's mansion. He throws a party and starts conjuring up Ghoulies, which are sort of demonic goblin things. This is a garbage Gremlins knock-off with no humor, charm, or entertainment value. The best thing about it is that it has one of the coolest movie posters of the 1980's, with the Ghoulie coming up out of the toilet. It's just not a fun movie at all. It's nasty and cheap. Avoid this mess. See Gremlins instead. Or you can just skip this one and watch the better Ghoulies part 2. But yeah, Gremlins is better than that too. So just watch Gremlins or even Critters over this dreck.


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