Zach Gallighan, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee MaCain, Phoebe Cates, Polly Holliday,
1984, 111 Minutes, Directed by: Joe Dante
Description:A man buys a Mogwai as a Christmas present for
his son. The young boy is told to keep the pet away from water, out of the
light and never to feed it after midnight. Inadvertently, the creature is
dampened and almost instantly, produces half a dozen furry replicas of
itself --which continue to multiply and turn the small town upside-down.
Some moments of delicious black
humor and satire in which a bunch of
rather likeable small monsters (the "gremlins" of the title) goes on rampage.
When the little tykes are off-screen things tend to lag a little since
the human characters are rather boring in comparison.