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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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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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Big hair, spandex, "Hobgoblins" - 3 bad things about the '80s! See more (190 total) »

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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88 min
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Trivia:
The location for the film studio was a parking lot that was deserted at night.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At Club Scum, Daphne's green hair ribbon changes sides.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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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Big hair, spandex, "Hobgoblins" - 3 bad things about the '80s!, 10 February 2001
Author: Mister-6 from United States

For starters, "Hobgoblins" tries to ape the more successful "Gremlins". That's bad enough but they don't even try to make anything that closely resembles a movie here. Instead, it's more like a bargain basement, everything-must-go clearance of embarrassing scenes, inappropriate sound FX, acting as bland as unflavored tapioca and a script that takes everything humans hold sacred in their motion pictures and throws 'em down the old tube-aroo.

The plot? Grrrr.... Meddling kids track down gremlin-like creatures from movie lot before they kill people by projecting their fantasies. Sound cool, does it? Well, see that wall on the other side of your room? Run right at it, top speed, face first. See, THAT is cooler than this movie.

You dare to doubt? Quick, name something else one of the leads has been in other than this. What other scripts have the writers done since "Hobgoblins"? Name another Rick Sloane directoral effort. How many "Hobgoblins" action figures do you have? See? THANK you.

I cannot believe I took so long to write about such a horrible film. I'd rather write about more important things; like the separation of church and state, economic restructuring in Europe, that kind of thing. But no, "Hobgoblins" it is and it is bad - bad like your grandparents' wallpaper, bad as pink flamingos on your lawn, bad like underwear that says "Home of the Whopper"...and I think we'll stop there.

Well, Mike and the robots fight valiantly but try as they might, they can do only so much with "Hobgoblins" before they realize that, yes, the director DOES need kicked in the shin.

Real, real hard.

One star for "Hobgoblins", seven stars for the MST3K version.

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