Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Director: Joe Dante
The Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Dick Miller
Release Date: June 8, 1984
People don't like to admit it, but Gremlins is 100% a horror movie. Seriously, it's about crazy little monsters that terrorize a town. Yes, I know Steven Spielberg's name is on it and you loved it as a kid. And yes, Gizmo is THE cutest thing to ever be put on film that wasn't named Elisabeth Shue. But that's not the point. It's a horror movie.
And maybe it's a little bit more of a Christmas horror movie than an October horror movie, but that's OK. You can start thinking ahead this time of year, because in a few weeks your Grandma's going to want a Christmas list anyway. And if you're not into Christmas, just watch the scene in which Phoebe Cates gives a darkly hilarious monologue about her worst Christmas. And laugh at the scene where the Gremlin uses a puppet and goes "beepu beepu beppo" and stuff. It's hilarious.
But it's still a horror movie.