Gremlins. I think it's a beautifully made film. It's original, well made, funny, and just great (In my opinion). Although I love Gremlins and
Gremlins 2, the real treat for me is seeing the cheap and often nasty knock offs!
I was wondering if anyone has had the same thought as me about all the rip offs, cause Gremlins was such a technically accurate film, something that
lower budget B-movies can't realistically recreate.
I would imagine that it's done for the money, and they fact that there are people like me who will watch them purely for the link with Gremlins.
For me the best one has to be Critters, because it's the closest to technical accuracy out of the many copies. Next for me is Ghoulies. I love
Ghoulies because it's soooo 'bad' that it's just fantastic. Following Ghoulies is Troll, and then finally Spookies, Munchies, and Hobgoblins.
Personally I think that Critters is the better series of films, as all four of them seem to maintain a certain standard, whereas the Ghoulies films
get worse with time (well, they all do, but Ghoulies gets exceptionally bad). Troll 2 is good, but Michael Moriarty is sadly missing... For
celebration I would like to trailerize the thread! If I can.
I know that Gremlins didn't exactly make anything up (from nothing), as little creatures have been apparent human life for many, MANY years, but it
did spark everything off (Unless someone can prove me wrong and show me something I haven't seen? Please!). I hope all of these links work, and I
also hope that there is nothing in their content that may offend anyone in any way.
If anyone knows of any other films of this kind that I have not mentioned, please, do not hesitate to let me know! And I'm sure most users of this
fantastically diverse site have better things to do with their time, but this is Art student fodder, and I've been feasting on these films for some
time, so forgive me for the nerdiness
Thanks for reading
Rama D. Filofax on little monster films