- Mon, Dec 11
Director: Joe Dante Run Time: 106 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1984
Starring: Corey Feldman, Frances Lee McCain, Hoyt Axton, Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan
Screenwriter: Chris Columbus
Producer: Michael Finnell
Satire, special effects, and sentiment collide in Joe Dante’s adorably twisted Christmas classic. When Billy’s well-meaning father gifts him the cutest pet you’ve ever seen – the absurdly adorable Mogwai Gizmo – no one is ready for the havoc about to be released when Gizmo’s rules are broken. When a fiendish frenzy of little monsters is unleashed on town, it’s up to Billy and his girlfriend to save Christmas. With a commercially-skewering undertone, delightful puppety practical effects, and a warmth, humor, and charm only Joe Dante could blend so perfectly, Gremlins is the gift that keeps on giving.