Teenager #ZachGalligan receives an unusual #Christmas gift from his father (#HoytAxton): a cute little furry creature called a "#mogwai." There are three warnings associated with caring for the creature: never get it wet, never let it into the sunlight, and never feed it after midnight, no matter how much it whines. Everyone marvels at the unusual little mogwai; but, of course, the rules are soon broken, and the cute creature gives birth to dozens of little mogwais, which then evolve into #gremlins--totally repugnant, evil, lizardlike creatures that set about destroying the entire town. Yes, #JoeDante gleefully trashes cliches and sentimental Capra-esque notions, but one should not forget this movie was given a "PG" rating and cynically aimed to draw an audience of small children who would no doubt be terrorized by this myth-shattering film. The justifiable furor over this film and INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM forced the MPAA to create the "PG-13" rating.
MOVIE | PG | HORROR
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Bring home Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray in new Diamond Luxe packaging!
This two-disc set multiplies the mischief with brand-new bonus features including:
• From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures
• Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins
• Motion Comics from the 1984 books: “Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai” & “The Last Gremlin”
• Hangin’ With Hoyt on the Set of Gremlins