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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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Cast

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Tom Bartlett ...
Paige Sullivan ...
Amy
Steven Boggs ...
Kelley Palmer ...
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Fantazia (as Tami Bakke)
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Jeffrey Culver ...
Kevin Kildow ...
Kari French ...
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James Mayberry ...
Ken Abraham ...
Thug
Don Barrett ...
Comstock
David Teague ...
Lowlife
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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 <bdillon@mindspring.com>

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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14 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hobgoblins - La Stirpe da Estirpare  »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The hobgoblin puppets were operated by a woman who had just been released from a mental hospital. See more »

Goofs

When Amy starts stripping, a tattoo is on her left breast. When the crowd runs outside, Amy chases them, and the tattoo is gone. When she returns inside, the tattoo has returned. See more »

Quotes

[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.
[smiles]
McCreedy: [a phone rings, McCreedy answers] Hello? Hello?
[hangs up]
McCreedy: [to Dennis] Didn't you hear the phone ringing?
[...]
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PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL THE FILM COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Passion Kills
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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A Rip-off of Rip-offs
18 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

If movies like Ghoulies rip off Gremlins, then Hobgoblins sinks to the new low of ripping off garbage like Ghoulies. These barely-animated furbies have some kind of scheme to fulfill fantasies (which involve basically groteque characters' sex dreams - oh joy), but what that has to do with anything is anybody's guess, except to let the director indulge his kinky penchant for erotica. They show this down in the 8th circle of Hell, one suspects. There's no real plot - just "goblins - kill!" and feeble attempts at humor and a mild attempt to arouse the viewing audience.


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