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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,000,000 (USA)
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Mariska Hargitay's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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 Go to College (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson and The Johnsons
Good Guy Music 1983
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80s B-horror
19 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Jonathan Graves inherits his late father's mansion. His father led a cult for Lucifer and tried to kill him as a baby. He was rescued by the caretaker Wolfgang before his father completed the ritual. His girlfriend Rebecca discovers a demonic book in the library. Jonathan discovers the ritual site in the dungeon and his father's notes. Rebecca throws a party with their friends. After the party, Jonathan uses the notes to call up demons and gain demonic powers.

The acting is mostly amateurish. This is notable for a young Mariska Hargitay in a supporting role as one of the friends. Michael Des Barres and Jack Nance are a couple of veteran actors. Nobody is doing great work here. The special effects are somewhat cheesy and not shot that well. The creepy sharp-teethed demons are slimy puppets that are almost funny in their cheesy appearances. Everything screams weak 80s B-horror. All the comedy comes from its cheese.


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