Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ghoulies (1985)

 When it comes to tiny terrors, GHOULIES is a cut below the rest! The Ghoulies are summoned by a sorcerer's son after he inherits his family's mansion (as well as his father's arcane powers). The miniature monsters run amok, getting into mischief and killing anyone unfortunate enough to enter the estate! GHOULIES caused quite a stir during its initial theatrical run thanks to a marketing campaign that featured one of the mean little beasties popping out of the toilet (to the shock and dismay of potty-training parent everywhere). Like many of Empire's early pictures, GHOULIES is heavy on magic, monsters, and special effects, but lacks any form of substance. The film features early work by special effects designer John Carl Buechler, who attempts to create the widest variety of twisted little monsters as possible on an extremely low budget. The puppets that result are crude but effective, regardless of their cheapness. GHOULIES' cheesy charm wins out in the end, making this a cult-classic for many B-movie fnas.

Rating: 5/10.

Movies like GHOULIES:
THE BOOGENS, GREMLINS, HOBGOBLINS, MUNCHIES, CRITTERS, TROLL, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.



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5 comments:

  1. I saw it by accident at a friend's party when I was a kid. His parents mixed it up with Goonies. It's just a fun movie.

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  2. The original Ghoulies is pretty good, but the fourth installment made me binge drink afterward.

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  3. I almost forgot about the existence of this movie!

    Thanks for the memory!

    Nice!

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  4. You still failed to mention my favorite part, Carl: 'Law & Order- SVU's' Mariska Hargitay as an '80s party girl. That's golden.

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  5. Ohhh If I only knew who that was...

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