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Critters (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 11 April 1986 (USA)
A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

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Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
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Jay Brown
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April Brown (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
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Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
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Jeff Barnes
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Warden Zanti
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Douglas Koth ...
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Montrose Hagins ...
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A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream. See more »


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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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A Hora das Criaturas  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,618,800 (USA) (13 April 1986)

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$13,167,232 (USA)
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Trivia

Although promoted as New Line's answer to Gremlins (1984), the screenplay had been written and bought before Gremlins was announced. Herek had based the screenplay on a nightmare he experienced as a child long before Gremlins was even conceived. See more »

Goofs

(at around 49 mins) When the rest of the family drags the father in through the front door of the house after he is attacked the second time, a crew member is very clearly visible through a window at the back of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[Charlie lifts up Harv off of the floor with one hand]
Charlie McFadden: I hope you're not take over our operation.
Harv: Help... put me down...
[Harv flies through the window and hits the ground]
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Crazy Credits

After the very end of the credits, once the theme has ended followed by the title, you can hear the sounds of alien critters laughing. See more »

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References The Outer Limits: The Zanti Misfits (1963) See more »

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Leather
Written by Richie Vetter and Dodie Pettit
Performed by White Chicks
Produced by Richie Vetter
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Two Words--> Critters rock
8 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

and they roll and they chew and they eat and eat and eat. Darn those space people for solving the critter problem.

This was one of those TV late night movies that is totally awesome because of its creativity. Oh course while I watched it, I had no dreams of Gremlins and never connected the two.

In reality, I guess Critters are Gremlins without the Gizmos, but then again Gremlins without Gizmos are just plain mean.

and Critters are just mean....

They kill with no reason, they eat like there is no tomorrow, and even the Church cannot save the poor town's cattle.

As far as a classic, this is not, but it and Tremors are up there with the most immaginative and creative horror movies of the past few decades.


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