Gremlins (1984)

  • Director: Joe Dante
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Monsters
  • Country: USA
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IMDb 7.2 / 10



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


Top Cast

John Louie
John Louie
  • As: Chinese Boy
Don Steele
Don Steele
  • As: Rockin' Ricky Rialto (voice)
Susan Burgess
Susan Burgess
  • As: Little Girl

Critic Reviews

In many ways, though, Gremlins is ingenious. Gizmo yanks at your heartstrings with both furry fists, then sits out a few scenes while suspense builds, then plunges back with more vim than ever. The small-town setting, right out of a gushy Frank Capra movie, manages to be timeless, nostalgic, and slightly ridiculous all at once.
— David Sterritt (Christian Science Monitor)
Didn't Like
The humans are little more than dress-extras for the mechanics.
— Variety