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Hobgoblins (1988)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 July 1988 (USA)
A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true.

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Rick Sloane

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Rick Sloane
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bartlett Tom Bartlett ... Kevin
Paige Sullivan Paige Sullivan ... Amy
Steven Boggs Steven Boggs ... Kyle
Kelley Palmer Kelley Palmer ... Daphne
Billy Frank ... Nick
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Fantazia (as Tami Bakke)
Duane Whitaker ... Roadrash
Jeffrey Culver ... McCreedy
Kevin Kildow ... Dennis
Kari French Kari French ... Pixie
Daran Norris ... Club Scum M.C
James Mayberry James Mayberry ... Sergeant Parker
Ken Abraham Ken Abraham ... Thug
Don Barrett ... Comstock
David Teague David Teague ... Lowlife
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A group of hobgoblins, who allow you to live out your fantasies but kill you in the process, escape from a studio vault, and a security guard and his friends must stop them before dawn. Written by Brendan Dillon <bdillon@mindspring.com>

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hobgoblin | vault | alien | sex | gremlin | See All (33) »

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Be careful what you wish for... You just might get it!

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hobgoblins - La stirpe da estirpare See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot on short ends. See more »

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During the nightclub chase, the patrons tip over their own tables. 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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Hayride to Hell
Written by Mark Hodson (as Hodson) and Spit Spingola (as Spingola)
Performed by The Fontanelles (uncredited)
Used by Permission of Gorilla Whip Music Ltd.
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This Movie fails...on so many levels.
19 April 2001 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

No matter how you look at this movie, it is just awful.

If you view it as a horror, then it is an unscary movie with the monsters being hand puppets.

If you look at it as a comedy, then you will notice most of the humor falls flat and is just lame.

If it is a romance you will wonder why a guy would stay with such a B**ch!

If you look at it as an action you can't really pull for the whiny hero.

As you can see this movie just fails to deliver anything remotely entertaining. As mentioned the monsters are obvious puppets and this film was another attempt at a Gremlins type movie. This however has the worst looking monsters of that genre. Critters looked pretty good, so did the Ghoulies, heck even the puppets from the Munchies looked better than these. The characters in this film are thouroughly unlikable. The hero is a whiney security guard, his girlfriend is always complaining, they have a tramp friend who has a jerk military boyfriend, and another friend who is a spaz. At one point in the movie the hero and the military guy fight with rakes...this movie is just utterly stupid. I like the scene when they are in the dreaded club scum (which is obviously not a club, but more likely a diner) and the hero tells the waitress that none of them are 21. Give me a break, I am 25 and I look younger than any of them.


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