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Ghoulies (1984)

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

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Luca Bercovici

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Liapis ... Jonathan Graves
Lisa Pelikan ... Rebecca
Michael Des Barres ... Malcolm Graves
Jack Nance ... Wolfgang
Peter Risch Peter Risch ... Grizzel
Tamara De Treaux Tamara De Treaux ... Greedigut
Scott Thomson ... Mike
Ralph Seymour ... Mark (Toad Boy)
Mariska Hargitay ... Donna
Keith Joe Dick ... Dick
David Dayan David Dayan ... Eddie
Victoria Catlin ... Anastasia
Charene Cathleen Charene Cathleen ... Robin
Bobbie Bresee ... Temptress
Jamie Bronow Jamie Bronow ... Jonathan Graves, as a child
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Storyline

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They'll get you in the end!

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beasties See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,000,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Began life in 1983 as a project called "Beasties", which was to be directed by Charles Band, with creature FX by Stan Winston. The pair had previously collaborated on the monster movie Parasite (1982). See more »

Goofs

During the levitation scene you can see a puppeteer's finger in one of the ghoulie's mouths when they are all screaming. See more »

Quotes

Dick: They call me Dick, but you can call me... Dick.
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Alternate Versions

12 seconds of footage were removed from the American release of Ghoulies in order to achieve a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ghoulies Go to College (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing With A Monster
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson
Subliminal Music 1982
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This is worth watching
9 January 2005 | by markariceSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was entertaining. Especially, if you like beautiful girls in sexy heels and tight dresses. It truly captures 80's fashion and hair styles and I love the 80's. The Ghoulies themselves looked incredibly life-like with grossed-out slobber and nasty sharp teeth. However, I thought the battle between good and evil could have been played out over a longer period of time. This monk comes from nowhere and saves the day in a matter of minutes. The evil guy's son was also drawn to the dark-side too quickly. He moves into his new mansion and begins practicing the dark arts in the same evening during the first party. How uncool. He yells at his guests and quits school the very next day. He should have at least heard voices for a few days first.


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