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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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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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Desperately unfunny See more (189 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 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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Over two hundred actors and actresses auditioned to play the main characters.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Desperately unfunny, 12 September 2008
Author: Seb from United Kingdom

After Gremlins hit box office gold it must have seemed like a really good idea to rip it off. Unfortunately Hobgoblins lacks some of the key ingredients of Gremlins, notably the likable characters, plot, credibility and effects, and Gremlins was quite funny in places whereas Hobgoblins just isn't.

In fiction good writers try hard to make you like the main character, that's how fiction has worked ever since some Greek guy put a mask on and pretended to be someone else. So what character have you got to bond with in Hobgoblins? How about a whiny henpecked little weasel in a dead end job with a totally frigid girlfriend and a bunch of friends that are more irritating than having Vanessa Feltz sewn into your face? His friends include a rake-fighting military tough guy, some weedy gay guy in red shorts and a girl so sexual that the mere sound of her boyfriends car horn causes her to lift her skirt up in anticipation.

The film has one good idea, basically these hobgoblins can bring your every fantasy to life. Sadly this good idea is squandered by the actors sheer inability to act as well as plenty of scenes where they hug plush toys to themselves and try to act scared. There's not much logic to it either, the hobgoblins are supposedly locked safely away in a vault with a cage around it. But when we see it neither are even shut. How much effort would it have taken to shout at a stage hand to close them? Too much for this movie unfortunately.

I couldn't escape the feeling that the people responsible for this film put in the very least effort they thought they could get away with. The poster (shown to your left) depicting a 50's pinup being bummed by a gremlin is pretty tacky too.

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