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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chaplin's Time Traveler!!!! Must Watch!!! Crazy!!

October Horror Movie of the Day #28 - Gremlins

The Film: Gremlins
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.