Gremlins

Gremlins (1984)

Genres - Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Christmas Film, Comedy Horror, Monster Film  |   Release Date - Jun 7, 1984  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. This story was continued with a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990. Unlike the lighter sequel, Gremlins opts for more black comedy, balanced against a Christmastime setting. Both films were the center of large merchandising campaigns.

Steven Spielberg was the film's executive producer and the screenplay was written by Chris Columbus. The film stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, with Howie Mandel providing the voice of Gizmo, the main mogwai character. Gremlins was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics. However, the film was also heavily criticized for some of its more violent sequences. In response to this and to similar complaints about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg suggested that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) alter its rating system, which it did within two months of the film's release.

Movie Info

Budget

$11,000,000

Box Office

$153,633,143

Tags

Christmas, Cult, Department Store, Holiday, Midnight, Monster, Motion Picture Association Of America, Pet, Puppet, Skunk, Small Town, Supernatural/Monsters

Attributes

Filming Location: Los Angeles
Subject: animal husbandry, monster movies, responsibility
Time Period: 1980s

Alternate Titles

Gremlins
Gremlin
JP
Gremlinai
LT
Gremlini
, BA, HR, LV, RS
Gremlinler
TR
Gremlins
AR, AU, BR, CA, CZ, DK, FI, FR, IN, IT, MX, PH, ES, GB, US, UY
Gremlins - Kleine Monster
DE
Gremlins - Pequeno Monstro
PT
Gremlins - riiviöt
FI
Gremlins: O Pequeno Monstro
BR
Gremliny rozrabiają
PL
Hrekkjalómarnir
IS
Les gremlins
CA
Pequeno Monstro
PT
Riiviöt
FI
Szörnyecskék
HU
Γκρέμλινς
GR
Гремлини
BG, RS
Гремлините
BG
Гремлины
RU
Ґремліни
UA
グレムリン
JP
小精靈
TW
그렘린
KR