Monday, January 23, 2012

Gremlins (1984)

Director: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Keye Luke, Don Steele, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous.

Plot: A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Man, it's been a long, long time since I saw this - probably more than 20 years ago. I'd forgotten how grim it is. I can do without the cuteness of those little teddy bear fuckers but I can forgive that a little because of all the harsh shit that follows it. The deaths all around are great, the special effects are a hoot and Jerry Goldsmith's score is fantastic and fun. It's probably been about as long since I saw the sequel and I'm going to have to add that one to the list pretty soon. I hope it holds up as well as this did although I'm not overly optimistic.

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