PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
The term "gremlin" is a neologism originally coined by Welsh author Roald Dahl, famous for his somewhat dark children's books. His story, "Gremlin Lore", about fictitious mischievous elves that were said to cause unexplained damage on Royal Air Force planes was commissioned by Walt Disney, but was never made.
Rand Peltzer, Fantastic ideas for a Fantastic World, I make the illogical logical.
Near the beginning of the movie, there is a car in the background doing political pitches with one speaker facing forward, and another backwards. After flashing back to Billy Peltzer, the show the car again, and now only has a single speaker on the front.
At the very end of the closing credits, once the theme has ended, you can hear the sounds of gremlins laughing.
The HBO Family version deletes 3 scenes involving Gremlins dying.
$12,511,000 (USA) (10 June 1984)
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