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"Gremlins" The Timless 80's Hit!

Updated on June 17, 2014

When I first saw this movie, I couldn't have been more than 6 years old. I remember sneaking my television on in the middle of the night, and being scared out of my wits by little creatures known as, "Gremlins." I turned off the television and laid in bed, hoping that I wouldn't be attacked by the little fuzz balls. After a couple years I watched it as a teen and fell in love with the 80's hit.

In the Summer of 1984 the hit movie "Gremlins" took the world by storm! The hit became in my mind, a timeless classic, and is still enjoyed by viewers to this day. "Gremlins" rocked the box office, with earnings totaling over $153 million, and a cult following. The "Gremlins" made it's theater premier in 1984, and made a second appearance in 1985 before being released for sale on video. It made such a huge impact that a second video was released in 1990, "Gremlins: The New Batch."

In the movie a young man Billy Peltzer, (played by Zach Galligan) receives Mogwai, adorable little creatures, from his father. His father who is quite eccentric, is an inventor and gave them to his son with three very important rules:

1. Don't expose them to light.

2. Make sure that they don't get wet.

3. Do NOT under any circumstances feed them after midnight!

Unfortunately much to the dismay of everyone, the rules are broken, causing the cute and adorable creatures to turn into horrible and quite evil little "Gremlins."

Even thought the movie can be documented as a horror movie, the little yet very ferocious creatures provide the movie with just a touch of comedy. The creatures are absolutely amazing, and was different than anything the cinema had ever seen. Making the movie one of the leading films of the 80's, and beyond!


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    • asereht1970 profile image


      4 years ago

      I have watched this movie when I was younger. Love it too.

    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Oh yes, after watching this movie I remember wanting my own Gremlin.

    • TJHousel profile image


      4 years ago from NE Ohio

      Great review, I was a kid in the 80s too and remember this movie and others in the franchise very well!


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