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cindymancini
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The title of this thread just makes me smile! Thanks Muffy! I never saw Munchies, Crunchies, oops, I mean, Critters or Ghoulies...Netflix?

Bernie, the pic of Flav & Stripe is hilarious! WOW!!!

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I had to put it up. The resemblance is exactly as you said it. WOW!!!
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well..i did own a Furby or two...which I guess is the closest you can get to owning a mogwai. And yeah, I tried to make it multiply by throwing water on it. But then it just stopped moving and talking altogether.

Gremlins is obviously always gonna be the best of the bunch here. But as ridiculous as they were, I kind of enjoyed Ghoulies and Munchies too. Well, the first Ghoulies I didn't really care for, but I like the sequel Ghoulies II.

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My vote will always be for "Gremlins", but I think it is important to recognize the origins of these movies. As I was watching a portion of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" from 1986 on the SyFy channel the other night.. it reminded me of the original tv series that I cherished as a kid.

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And particularly this episode titled "Trouble With the Tribbles"..

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I wonder if they got the idea for the look of the gremlin from the Twilight Zone movie - 1982.

The scene where Lithgow is seeing that creature out on the wing of the plane.

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Valley, I <3 tribbles [Smile] .
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quote:
Originally posted by cindymancini:
Valley, I <3 tribbles [Smile] .

Tribblemaker.
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Hmmmm....not really sure about this one. Was Gremlins the one with the cute black haired girl in it?
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Cute, black-haired girl? ROFL!!! The only time the living goddess Phoebe Cates has ever been so referenced, Kev. [Smile]
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It's too bad she didn't go topless in this one aswell, but I guess it would have looked a bit out of place in this movie.
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Phoebe Cates and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...proof of a high power in the universe. [Smile]
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anybody think those things on The Gate were any creepier than any of the aforementioned?
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speaking of phoebe cates on gremlins 2, what was the deal with that story about abraham lincoln and the raincoat.... creepy
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Just bought and watched Munchies (1987) and what a supersilly timewaster it was [Big Grin]
It´s totally ruthless Gremlins rip-off all the way and the creators know it. The plot is simply disastrous.
Munchies was directed by Tina Hirsch, editor of many Roger Corman films and btw, she also edited Gremlins.

The film stars Charlie Stratton, very pretty Nadine van der Velde (i loved her also in Critters), Harvey Korman,
Wendy Schaal and Robert Picardo who was also in Gremlins 2. So, lots of Corman/Dante regulars in this one.
The whole cast knows that it´s a tongue in cheek film and they certainly act that way.

However, the movie is just TOO silly for common movie watcher. Heck, it´s even too silly for me [Big Grin]

Munchies was called Glufz in Sweden and finland. I wonder who was the brainiac behind this title !?

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Well, Gremlins is just an all-round amazing film, I remember I loved that film when I was a little kid.

I've never seen Critters, however, I'd like to see Critters 3 only to see Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his early roles.

I haven't seen the other two, they don't exactly look that good though, just a copy of Gremlins, should I avoid them?

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I've seen both ghoulies films way back when first released,if memory serves right neither was overly amazing but for low budget creature features they were still perfectly watchable,the second in particular was quite good fun!


They don't compare to the first couple of critters movies though (I thought the first 2 were really good fun) and most certainly don't compare to the classic gremlins.

Never seen munchies before atomik but I'd imagine like ghoulies it didn't quite live up to its cover art!


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I always thought the first troll movie was quite a blast.

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I´m sure that we talked about the Ghoulies films in another thread but maybe that was lost during the S-wars.
Anyway, i watched the first three Ghoulies movies few years ago and the third one, Ghoulies Go to College (1991) is easily the most entertaining.
It was directed by John Carl Buechler, same guy who did Troll and i highly recommend it.
I haven´t got Ghoulies IV and i´ve yet to see Troll but i´m gonna fix that problem soon.

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Never seen ghoulies 3 but I've heard many times before that the 3rd part is a lot more entertaining than the previous 2 entries in the series.

I'll add it to my rental list when I get chance,part 4 though is meant to be terrible with many people stating that it's easily the worst in the series.

so i'd think I'd be wise to steer well clear of that one!

Troll is well worth checking out atomik,it wasn't that long ago i first watched it myself,i got it on a double dvd with troll 2,i'd say it's as cheesy as the ghoulies series but a definite cut above!

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I must be glutton for punishment,I've just added the first three ghoulies films to my rental list.

I couldn't bring myself to add the fourth one,I don't think I could quite bear it!

You'd be OK though atomik,you managed to make it through all the howling sequels,that alone deserves a medal [Big Grin]

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Oh the Howling films, the horror, the horror [Big Grin]
You know, i still haven´t seen the 6th part. Maybe it´s time to check it out because i know there´s some hope that i will survive.
Howling 6 was directed by Hope Perello [Cool]

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