In what story there is, amiable Hoyt Axton comes across a mysterious creature in Chinatown and takes it home as a Christmas present for his likable teenage son, Zach Galligan. With the gift, he passes along a warning from the inscrutable Chinese that the creature must never get wet, be allowed into the sunshine or fed after midnight.

In what story there is, amiable Hoyt Axton comes across a mysterious creature in Chinatown and takes it home as a Christmas present for his likable teenage son, Zach Galligan. With the gift, he passes along a warning from the inscrutable Chinese that the creature must never get wet, be allowed into the sunshine or fed after midnight.

For a while, all is extremely precious as the little furry thing goes through an array of facial expressions and heart-warming attitudes.

Without giving away too much, suffice to say the creature spawns a townful of evil, snarling, drooling, maniacal killer-creatures who are bound to cause a lot of woe before their predictable downfall.

The humans are little more than dress-extras for the mechanics.

Gremlins

Production

Amblin/Warner. Director Joe Dante; Producer Michael Finnell; Screenplay Chris Columbus; Camera John Hora; Editor Tina Hirsch; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director James H. Spencer

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 111 MIN.

With

Zach Galligan Hoyt Axton Frances Lee McCain Phoebe Cates Polly Holliday Judge Reinhold
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