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Director:
Writers:
Luca Bercovici (written by) &
Jefery Levy (written by)
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Release Date:
2 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They'll get you in the end.
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Poor Movie All Around See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Luca Bercovici 
 
Writing credits
Luca Bercovici (written by) &
Jefery Levy (written by)

Produced by
Charles Band .... executive producer
Debra Dion .... associate producer
Jefery Levy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
Shirley Walker 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ted Nicolaou 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Wayne Springfield 
 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
 
Makeup Department
Tina Kline .... contact lens technician
Donn Markel .... assistant makeup artist
Ronnie Specter .... hair stylist (as Ronnie Spector)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist (as Ronnie Spector)
Judith Fiske Stockley .... contact lens technician
Michael Deak .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Peter Manoogian .... executive in charge of production
Hugh McCallum .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
William James Murray Jr. .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Alsop .... lead man
Sandy Corner .... art office manager
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Karen Kornbau .... co-art director
Steve Meyer .... construction supervisor
Ian Scheibel .... assistant props
Cynthia Sowder .... co-art director (as Cindi Sowder)
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer (as Doug Arnold)
Ken Beauchene .... additional sound mixer
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Ed Callahan .... dialogue editor
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Gorey .... additional boom operator
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator
Craig Talmy .... special effects sound
Stan Wetzel .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... additional ghoulie operator
R. Christopher Biggs .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Chris Biggs)
John Carl Buechler .... special effects makeup and ghoulies designer
Lynn Buechler .... additional ghoulie operator
Everett Burrell .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Rob Cantrell .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Mitch Devane .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Mitch De Vane)
Roger George .... pyrotechnician
Cleve Hall .... additional ghoulie operator
Kenneth J. Hall .... additional ghoulie operator (as Ken Hall)
Roger Kelton .... set special effects
John Vulich .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts
Linda Lee Franklin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Alvarado .... electrician
Danny Bilson .... second assistant camera
David Boyd .... first assistant camera
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Dennis Clark .... electrician
Stephen Crawford .... additional electrician
Jerry Day .... additional grip
Brian Dean .... additional grip
Rick Faigh .... additional electrician (as Rik Faigh)
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer
Kevin Galbraith .... electrician
Howard Herrington .... additional electrician (as H. Herrington)
Ray Maichen .... additional key grip
Ray Maichen .... best boy
Ron McCausland .... key grip
Tim McGinnis .... best boy gaffer (as Tim McGinnes)
Michael Molnar .... additional grip
Andrew Roach .... additional electrician
Michael Stocks .... grip
Wayne Stroud .... additional grip
Vance Trussell .... electrician
Michael Wilson .... additional assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Anthony Barnao .... assistant casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill M. Ohanneson .... costumer (as Jill Ohanneson)
 
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Holly Austin .... negative cutter
James Knight .... additional assistant editor
Thomas Meshelski .... assistant editor (as Tom Meshelski)
Lynda Rescia .... apprentice editor
Tom Scurry .... additional assistant editor
Juliet Avola .... post-production (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard Band .... composer: additional music
John Richards .... scoring engineer
Tom Villano .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeff Broadstreet .... set production assistant
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to executive producer (as Bennah Burton)
Sheri Callan .... assistant production accountant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Duane Dell'Amico .... security officer
Don Diers .... production assistant
Jim Drewry .... security officer
Vladimir Ferkelman .... production assistant
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... controller (as Cathy Mickel-Gibson)
Jeff Holder .... craft service
Richard Kocik .... office production assistant
Robert Lange .... production counsel
Frank Rehwaldt .... office production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharon Reynolds)
Jay Sedrish .... production accountant
Debra Spidell .... office production assistant
Aron Warner .... production coordinator
George Escalera .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Marion Gibbons .... special thanks: Hollywood Heritage Society
 
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Runtime:
81 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (1986) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:18

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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:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Dancing With A MonsterSee more »

FAQ

Why did they make this movie?
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Poor Movie All Around, 23 June 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Ghoulies (1985)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Lame rip-off of GREMLINS has a man moving into an old mansion where he eventually decides to bring out the title creatures who of course go on a killing spree. Apparently this thing started off as a higher-budget R-rated horror film but then the budget was slashed and they decided to aim at the kid market. Well, this here was obviously a mistake because what remains in the film is a semi-horror film that's too tame to go all the way yet at the same time there's really nothing here that would appeal to children. I think the producers forgot that they were trying to aim this at kids and instead us poor viewers were left to suffer. The story itself is a pretty silly one that takes way too long to get going. At just 82-minutes this film seems twice as long and this might be due to the fact that the actual ghoulies don't appear until around the forty-minute mark. Even when they do arrive they don't exactly bring any excitement with them as they're just not scary enough to have any impact. A lot of the violence is also off screen so gore fans aren't going to get any of that here. Even worse is that there are a couple sexual scenes here that have been toned down and in this condition they just really don't serve any purpose to the film. Of course, in a R-rated film they might have at least been used just to show off some cheap nudity. The performances are pretty much what you'd expect from a film like this. John Carl Buechler does a fine job with the special effects but sadly they're not used nearly enough. GHOULIES might appeal to those who enjoy bad 80s movies but the rest should just stay clear.

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