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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.
Hobgoblins -- The movie lampooned by Mystery Science Theatre 3000, this is Gremlins as seen through the campy eyes of John Waters.

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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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Tagline:
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 ... 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:
Rick Sloane initially planned on making a sequel in 1990 and had even written a screenplay for said sequel.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The hobgoblins attack in the living room. As the party guests run away and shut the hobgoblins in the front door, Daphne's sunglasses move from her nose to her head and back.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Passion KillsSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Rip-off of Rip-offs, 18 December 1998
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

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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