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Gremlins

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.

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

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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