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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

The original concept for the film was much different that the final product. Originally, the film was going to be about a kid moving into his grandfather's house who finds out that the inspirations for his grandfather's stories are living in the house and trying to kill him. Fox greenlighted the film for a $12 million budget but along the way, the film was dropped and the script was heavily rewritten to appeal to teenagers. See more »

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There is one scene where Jonathan is chanting and he begins to "levitate" you can see the shadow of the lift on the floor. 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 »

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Surrender
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This is worth watching
9 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was entertaining. Especially, if you like beautiful girls in sexy heels and tight dresses. It truly captures 80's fashion and hair styles and I love the 80's. The Ghoulies themselves looked incredibly life-like with grossed-out slobber and nasty sharp teeth. However, I thought the battle between good and evil could have been played out over a longer period of time. This monk comes from nowhere and saves the day in a matter of minutes. The evil guy's son was also drawn to the dark-side too quickly. He moves into his new mansion and begins practicing the dark arts in the same evening during the first party. How uncool. He yells at his guests and quits school the very next day. He should have at least heard voices for a few days first.


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