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Hobgoblins -- While on duty at an abandoned movie studio, a rent-a-cop unwittingly unleashes a throng of malevolent, alien hobgoblins that have been trapped in a dusty film vault for 30 years.

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Writer:
Rick Sloane (written by)
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Release Date:
14 July 1988 (USA) See more »
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Be careful what you wish for... You just might get it!
Plot:
A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tom Bartlett ... Kevin
Paige Sullivan ... Amy
Steven Boggs ... Kyle
Kelley Palmer ... Daphne

Billy Frank ... Nick

Tamara Clatterbuck ... Fantazia (as Tami Bakke)

Duane Whitaker ... Roadrash
Jeffrey Culver ... McCreedy
Kevin Kildow ... Dennis

Kari French ... Pixie

Daran Norris ... Club Scum M.C
James Mayberry ... Sergeant Parker
Ken Abraham ... Thug
Don Barrett ... Comstock
David Teague ... Lowlife
Spit Spingola ... Fontanelles--Vocal
Patrick Dean Bostrom ... Fontanelles--Guitar (as Pat Bostrom)
Mark Hodson ... Fontanelles--Bass
Tony Cisero ... Fontanelles--Drums
Cole Coonce ... Fontanelles--Guitar

Directed by
Rick Sloane 
 
Writing credits
Rick Sloane (written by)

Produced by
Rick Sloane .... producer
Craig Turkel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alan DerMarderosian 
 
Cinematography by
Rick Sloane (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Rick Sloane 
 
Casting by
Kelley Palmer 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup assistant (as Kathleen Vandale)
Patti Haack .... makeup assistant
Linda Nottestad .... hair designer
Linda Nottestad .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Naomi Monk .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Teague .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig Clark .... production artist
David Teague .... production artist
 
Sound Department
Mike Bunckley .... sound recordist
Don Teschner .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Kevin McCarthy .... pyrotechnic effects
 
Stunts
Bob Ivy .... stunt coordinator
Paul E. Short .... stunt player (as Paul Short)
Howard St. James .... stunt player
Bob Ivy .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Campbell .... second assistant camera
Rudy Harbon .... first assistant camera
Michael Stradling .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Alison Howard .... assistant editor
Alice Raley .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Craig Clark .... title designer
Kenneth J. Hall .... creature fabricator
Alice Raley .... production assistant
Henry Stanny .... production assistant
 
Thanks
John Grant .... special thanks
Bill von Gremp .... special thanks
 

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92 min
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Trivia:
The character of Daphne was specifically written with Kelley Palmer in mind to play her. Moreover, Rick Sloane went to high school with Palmer.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Trixie repeatedly swings a bottle at the Club Scum emcee. She never comes close to contact with him, but he cries out in pain.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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Why would Rick Sloane think this merited the need for a sequel?, 6 March 2007
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

Wow, I just finally managed, after several attempts, to finish watching this god awful movie, only to learn that Rick Sloane and his production team have completed a straight-to-video sequel this year.

Of all movies reviewed by MST3K--and they truly dig from the bottom of the barrel, screening the reputationally bad 'Manos,' 'Werewolf,' 'The Incredibly Strange,' and the lesser know disasters like 'Laserblast,' 'Zombie Nightmare,' and 'Time Chasers,'--this certainly has to be the absolute biggest pile of garbage they'd ever shown (which makes it perfect for riffing). Very simple, the movie is about a bunch of Munchies-like gremlins on the loose, exploiting people's desires for fame, fortune, prowess, and of course, sex in ways that end up with people getting killed. But this is the kind of movie where the acting is so ridiculous (a test of machismo, for example, is illustrated by two guys who battle in the front yard with garden tools), the writing is so forced (such as the oft-described scene of a gremlin hanging on the arm of one girl who would notice it, if only she turned her head a quarter to the left... and this isn't the first time in the movie this happens), and the story is so... rarely given attention (hence the MST3K riff about a "law in the future where films have to be made by FILMmakers), that you actually root for the furry puppets to kill off everyone on screen. Worst movie... ever.

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