Gremlins (1984)

6.9/10 by 2071 users

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Release Date:June 7, 1984
MPAA Rating:PG
Genres:Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
Production Company:Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Joe Dante
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Plot Keywords:holiday, monster, small town, department store, bars and restaurants, human animal relationship, pet, sunlight, chain saw, salesperson, midnight, fur, banking, puppet, skunk, kids and family, gremlin, ymca
  • Best of the small creature attack movies.
    April 7, 2003

    After this movie there were several other movies that tried to capitalize on the success of this movie. For the most part though they failed to live up to the energy and fun of this movie. Heck, not even the sequel of this one had the energy of this movie. Here we have a guy getting a pet as an early xmas gift, a cute creature called a Mogway. It however, does have a few problems, as it needs special care. One thing you can't do to it is get it wet. Well Billy does (that is the guy who got it). This breeds more of the little critters, and they are harmless enough at first as well. Then they are fed after midnight and this turns them into Gremlins. This new form is a beer drinking, candy eating, mischief machine that isn't above killing. Most of the original batch is killed off in a gruesome kitchen scene, but the leader, Stripe, gets away and dives into a ycma swimming pool, so the whole town gets overrun by the little monsters. This movie is very funny and enjoyable to watch. Even though the Gremlins do kill, this movie never gets as dark as some of the copycats, or too goofy like some of them do. It ends up being a well-made movie that is fun to watch.