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Hobgoblins (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 July 1988 (USA)
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A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true.



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A group of hobgoblins, who allow you to live out your fantasies but kill you in the process, escape from a studio vault, and a security guard and his friends must stop them before dawn. Written by Brendan Dillon <>

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Be careful what you wish for... You just might get it!


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

14 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hobgoblins - La Stirpe da Estirpare  »

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$15,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Rick Sloane initially planned on making a sequel in 1990 and had even written a screenplay for said sequel. See more »


Road Rash decides to fight the monster. When it begins walking, someone's pants pockets are showing through the back of the monster suit. See more »


[first lines]
McCreedy: [Dennis is listening to his radio] Dennis. Dennis!
[takes off his headphones]
Dennis: Hey! What gives?
McCreedy: You're being paid to work around here, not just sit around and blast your eardrums!
Dennis: Hey, take it easy. I can do both.
McCreedy: [a phone rings, McCreedy answers] Hello? Hello?
[hangs up]
McCreedy: [to Dennis] Didn't you hear the phone ringing?
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Followed by Hobgoblins 2 (2009) See more »


Written by Cole Coonce (as Coonce) and Spit Spingola (as Spingola)
Performed by The Fontanelles (uncredited)
Used by Permission of She Devil Music Ltd.
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truly awful, but Sloan's Vice Academy films are worse
2 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of extremely unlikable A-holes are tormented by lame puppets that some elderly douche bag night-watchman has kept locked away in a film vault for twenty years for no reason whatsoever.

Many people know this film merely from MST3K's spot-on ribbing of the flick. But I've seen the actual movie and can safely say that yes it's bad, really, REALLY bad. From the one of the most awful 'fight' scenes I've ever witnessed to the stuffed toy 'aliens' that suffer from a lack of motion (I had a My Pet Monster that was scarier) right up to the atrocious acting (I had a My Pet Monster that was more charismatic) However, that being said Rick Sloan's "Vice Academy" films are somehow, and trust me I have no earthly idea how, much worse. That's not to suggest that this film is anything but crap, because it isn't. Just throwing it out there.

Eye Candy: no nudity in the movie proper, but there's 2 pairs of tits in the DVD Introduction to the film

My Grade: D-

Retromedia DVD Extras: Introduction by Jim Wynorski; Stills gallery; and Trailer for this film

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