Critters (1986)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A group of small but vicious alien creatures called Crites escape from an alien prison transport vessel and land near a small farm town on earth, pursued by two shape-shifting bounty hunters.




  • Critters (1986)
  • Critters (1986)
  • Scott Grimes and Don Keith Opper in Critters (1986)
  • Scott Grimes and Dee Wallace in Critters (1986)
  • Billy Zane and Billy Green Bush in Critters (1986)
  • Dee Wallace in Critters (1986)

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21 October 2011 | imzadi001
Brilliantly humorous and Orgasmically 80s
Some of the humor portrayed in the beginning of this film is very subtle, but brilliant, then it evolves into a more formulaic brand of campy humor that is executed with equal brilliance. This may be one of the first films which successfully made fun of itself and this genre. gremlins had humor in it, but i'm not sure if it was as conscious about making fun of itself as this movie.

Beyond that the film is 80'sstastic. Everything from the music to a metal head rock star being the chosen body double of one of the aliens just screams 80'sgasm. And as someone who, while not old enough to appreciate this film at the time it came out (I was a baby) I definitely love the outright dated nature of it. In fact there is rarely an 80s horror film that I do not absolutely drool over, but this one is arguable a cross genre with sci fi, horror and comedy.

Anyway, I gave this one an 8 out of 10 for the brilliant humor execution and of course the 8 is also short for 80s. If you don't love this movie you're blind and deaf to the 80s greatness!

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Release Date:

11 April 1986



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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,618,800 13 April 1986

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