Found in: Roald Dahl on Film


classified 12A

Roald Dahl on Film


Please note: This was screened in Aug 2016

Joe Dante
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
106 mins, 1984, USA

Loosely inspired by the creatures from Dahl’s story The Gremlins, Joe Dante’s creature comedy horror is an homage to B-movie monsters - a Christmas and year-round classic!

A teenager is given a strange, cute creature (a fuzzy little Mogwai called Gizmo) as a Christmas present by his eccentric father and warned to keep it away from water, not to feed it after midnight, or expose it to natural light. Naturally, things don’t go to plan and the loveable critter mutates, unleashing an army of devilish Gremlin monsters and panic in the streets.

Bursting with energy, Gremlins is still wonderfully anarchic and brilliant fun. Enjoy the ride...