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Gremlins

Directed by Joe Dante. US. 1984. Age 9+. 106 minutes. Warner Bros. blu ray.
Sat., December 8, 2012

“Never expose them to bright light. Sunlight will kill them. Never get them wet, trust me on that. The one thing that you must never, ever do is feed them after midnight. Gremlins is Joe Dante (director), Chris Columbus (writer) and Steve Spielberg’s (producer) send up of the great horror films of the fifties mixed with Christmas cheer. Billy (Zach Galligan) receives an unusual pet from his father for Christmas, a Mogwai named Gizmo. He’s cute, funny and lovable. Unfortunately for Billy and Gizmo fate steps in and unleashes the horror that Gizmo conceals under his cute smile. The perfect treat for those that love a bit of horror mixed with their holiday.  (Bob Trate)