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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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Cecil Watterman / Simon Watterman
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Paul Watterman (as Charles Stratton)
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Charlie Phillips ...
Eddie
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Big Ed
Jon Stafford ...
Dude
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Bob Marvalle
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Marge Mavalle
Scott Sherk ...
Buddy Holly
Lori Birdsong ...
Terry
Traci Huber-Sheridan ...
Amy
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Dr. Crowder
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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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Director Tina Hirsch edited the very similar Gremlins (1984). See more »

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Cecil/Simon: You don't know what L.A.'s like! It's like New Jersey with earthquakes.
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Edited into Lifesavers: The Movie (2013) See more »

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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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About as lowbrow as they get
13 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

The title creatures wreak havoc at a peaceful little desert town. That's basically the whole plot for this film, and while the scenes devoted to the Munchies themselves are somewhat fun (in a lowbrow kind of way), all the rest is just filler, and bad filler at that. From the "hero", who is a painful Woody Allen wannabe, to the ultra-dumb town cop, it's hard to pick the most irritating character in the film. There were some times when almost all of them were on the screen together and I was thinking, "OK, at least the girlfriend is cute, but why do we have to put up with the rest of those morons?". The film is also filled with pop references (from Ozzy Osbourne to Linda Blair), which probably made it already dated by the early 90's. (*1/2)


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