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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bartlett ...
Paige Sullivan ...
Steven Boggs ...
Kelley Palmer ...
Fantazia (as Tami Bakke)
Jeffrey Culver ...
Kevin Kildow ...
Kari French ...
James Mayberry ...
Ken Abraham ...
Don Barrett ...
David Teague ...


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 <bdillon@mindspring.com>

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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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Did You Know?


John Carradine was approached to play the old man who owns the movie studio, but his agent asked for too much money. See more »


During the nightclub chase, the patrons tip over their own tables. 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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Referenced in Mac and Me (1988) See more »


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Written by Mark Hodson (as Hodson) and Spit Spingola (as Spingola)
Performed by The Fontanelles (uncredited)
Used by Permission of Gorilla Whip Music Ltd.
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Truly a cinematic milestone.
5 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

So there's an old security guard and a guy who dies and then there's KEVIN, the world's biggest wuss. Kevin wants to impress his incredibly insensitive, bratty, and virginal girlfriend AMY. As he returns from work to... a random house... he finds his "friends," the sexually confusing red-shorted KYLE and the truly revolting sluttish DAPHNE. They are soon joined by Daphne's boyfriend, the trigger-happy sex-crazed macho lunkhead NICK. And there's the title creatures, horrid little dogeared puppets who kill people by giving them their heart's desire. Kyle's heart's desire is to mate with a creepy, yucky woman in spandex. Nick's heart's desire is to throw grenades in a grade school cafeteria-- I mean nightclub. Kevin's heart's desire is to beat up a skinny thug with nunchucks. Amy's heart's desire is to be a disgusting slut. Daphne's already a disgusting slut, so she doesn't have a heart's desire. Along the way a truly hideous band sings a truly odd song. The hobgoblins randomly go back to where they came from then blow up. "Citizen Kane" cannot hold a candle to this true masterpiece of American cinema.

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