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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)  »

Also Known As:

Beasties  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

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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Soundtracks

Surrender
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson and The Johnsons
Good Guy Music 1983
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What a great ad campaign can do.
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie made a nice sum of 35 million at the box office, yet many consider it a poor movie at best. So how did it make this much money? With a good ad campaign, that's how. This movie was the first small creature attack movie to come out after the very successful Gremlins the previous year. Critters, which most consider the better film, came out a year later and made a lot less than this one. Then there was the famous scene of the creature coming out of the toilet. It made it look like a Gremlin type movie...funny with a bit of charm to it. It fooled my parents and we saw this dog in the theater when I was ten. We knew it wasn't quite what it was advertised as though as soon as it started as it has a scene where a guy rips out a woman's heart. It isn't all bad though as there are some scenes here and there that are good, but overall this one is just bad as it is not just about little creatures, but a bunch of other satanic stuff as well as this guy throws a party and does rituals and accidentally raises this one evil guy. Sounds better than it is though as there are no stars in this one and none of the actors in this one can act. You do though get to see the little person who played ET.


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