A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.


Ryan Bellgardt





Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Hampton ... Adam Thatcher
Kristy K. Boone Kristy K. Boone ... Julie Thatcher
Catcher Stair ... Charlie Thatcher
Mike Page ... Detective Morris Patterson (as Michael Page)
Katie Burgess ... Anna Thatcher
Mike Waugh Mike Waugh ... Jim Roberts
Connie Franklin ... Natalie Rose
Caleb Milby ... Tyler Cook
Vicki Wilcox ... Mary Roberts
Kyle Penington ... Detective John Harris (as Kyle Pennington)
Rachael Messer Rachael Messer ... Luciana Ferro
Stacy Casaluci ... Lisa Roberts
Raychelle McDonald ... Detective Mahoney (as Raychelle MacDonald)
Chris Crane ... Police Chief
Christopher Sneed Christopher Sneed ... Officer L. Jenkins


Gremlin starts as we meet the Thatcher family, Adam, Julie, Anna, Charlie and grandmother Mary who receive the mysterious box from their Uncle Jim as the family is grieving the loss of their child. When a small creature emerges from the box it starts taking lives, one at a time as Adam must follow the warning of giving it to someone he loves to break the curse put upon his family, but the secrets will come out about what happened to their other child and the personal lives of the family. Can they escape from this curse before it is too late.

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The children's show that Charlie is watching from his cardboard fort is the pilot episode of a show called "Big Magic Book". The show features live action mixed with puppets and animation, and was director Ryan Bellgardt's first time producing and directing. It was completed several years prior to the filming of Gremlin. See more »


Charlie Thatcher: I'm hungry
Adam Thatcher: Nice to meet you hungry, I'm dad
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Written by They Stay Dead
Performed by They Stay Dead
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Great background on the myth but sadly lacks impact and wasted in this film
16 October 2017 | by gerry_barnabySee all my reviews

Gremlin isn't a reboot or remake that associated with the mogwai movies, this is a complete different type of story. Going into this film i didn't know what to expect hoping it would impress me in being a good movie as the premise of this film's background of the box is good in setting it tone but sadly this film lack's any impact in being a great.

The acting is OK but amateurish with minimal effort in trying to carry this film forward which didn't appeal to me alone, at best this film is a typical syfy channel movie. The only good thing is the visual effect which seem to have some budget which all the money has gone into as the creature itself is well designed.

Sadly this film might appeal to the demographic that enjoy these low budget B movies which this film is, but if you looking for a well made film i would recommend avoiding this film as it not that great.

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11 January 2017 (Philippines) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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