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Ghoulies (1984)

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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18 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Beasties  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally planned to be filmed in 3d and actually begin production in 3d, the audience would put their glasses on every time the characters put their sunglasses on anthem film would change from 2d to 3d. After two days of filming in 3d they changed their minds due to the complexity of filming in 2d and 3d. This is why there are so many scenes where characters are wearing sunglasses See more »

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Reflected in bookcase. See more »

Quotes

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

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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can find it on DVD or Bluray for under $7, buy it, but it won't be worth much more than that to you because it's a bit outdated.


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