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(1986)

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There are a total of five (5) poison spikes shot from the Critters.
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Corey Burton, who voices the Critters, also came up with their language, which he described in interviews as combining elements of French and Japanese.
Terrence Mann performs the song "Power of the Night" as Johnny Steele especially for this movie.
Promoted as New Line's answer to Gremlins (1984).
There is an E.T. (1982) doll in Brad's room. Dee Wallace (Helen) starred in E.T., again playing the mother of a boy who comes in contact with aliens.
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When the Critters are destroying the bedroom, one comes across an E.T. Extraterrestrial (1982) vinyl plush toy and devours it. This adds to the satire of the film, referencing and homaging Hollywood's monster boom with films like "Gremlins" (1984), "Ghostbusters" (1984), and "Ghoulies" (1985).
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The logo on the back of the bowling uniforms is a parody of the iconic Ghostbusters (1984) emblem.
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The Critter emerging from the toilet is likely an homage to Ghoulies (1985), a similarly-themed movie that used small monsters coming out of the toilet as their marketing strategy to promote the film.
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The later science fiction film Alienator (1990) has a similar plot to Critters (1986): In that film, an android assassin called The Alienator goes to Earth to hunt down a alien criminal whom has escaped from a prison planet.
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Body count: a cow, 2 humans and several chickens.
There are only 2 deaths on-screen, all other characters are simply just 'harmed'.
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