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Munchies (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | March 1987 (USA)
Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Watterman (as Charles Stratton)
Charlie Phillips ...
Big Ed
Jon Stafford ...
Bob Marvalle
Marge Mavalle
Scott Sherk ...
Lori Birdsong ...
Traci Huber-Sheridan ...
Dr. Crowder
Little Old Lady
Jerado Decordovier ...
Old Indian (as Jerado De Cordovier)

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Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil does not know is that the creature, when chopped up, regenerates into many new creatures -- and are they mean! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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They're cute, they're cuddly, and they're out for blood. See more »


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March 1987 (USA)  »

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Glufz  »

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Did You Know?


Nadine Van der Velde previously appeared in "Critters" which is also about vicious little monsters. See more »


Munchie: [going through a pile of videotapes] Aw come on I'm sick of these stupid educational films man!
Munchie: Yeah where are the ones with the naked women?
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Followed by Munchie (1992) See more »


Get Even
Written by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Steve Gideon
Published by Golden Rain Productions
Produced by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Joe Romersa
Performed by Bruce Goldstein and Joel Raney
Copyright © 1987 Golden Rain Productions
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Good Badness #3: Put on the similarly titled, non-related Wehrmacht song from their album "Beermacht" instead of watching this film.
3 December 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Ridiculous-looking little boogers that spawn foam and reproduce themselves. So far for the horror-elements this movie has. All the rest of MUNCHIES plays out like a really retarded comedy that's so stupid you won't find it funny anymore after about 15 minutes. I can imagine little kids cheering for these little boogers, but adults will be left with only those supposedly "smart" references translating to on-screen stuff like Capt. Kirk's log entries from STAR TREK, the most well-known scene from E.T., a blatant statement from the filmmakers going "Look! We're cashing in on GREMLINS' success here!" and a cardboard cut-out of Clint Eastwood telling us... what about his western movies exactly? That last one was totally lost on me... Oh yes, and chemical waste disposal in caves seems to be a bad thing. Don't know where they got that idea from.

Not to say that MUNCHIES is the most insufferable film to sit through, for that matter. It's just really, really dumb. And if you manage to crack a smile while watching it, you'll probably feel as dumb yourself for having done that after the film's finished.

Good Badness? Yes, but only if "dumb", "retarded" & "ridiculous" are criteria you're looking for. 3/10 and, well, uhm, 6/10.

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