Follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along ... See full summary »
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.
Donovan Leitch Jr.
A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.Written by
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6 of the actors that starred in Critters, also starred in the same T.V. show, although it was in different episodes. Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Scott Grimes, Ethan Phillips, Lin Shaye & Roger Hampton all had starring roles on the revival of The Twilight Zone T.V. show that ran from 1985-1989. See more »
When Harv drives away in his police car (at approx 1 hr 20 min), the reflection of a crew member can be seen in the driver's side passenger window. See more »
[Charlie lifts up Harv off of the floor with one hand]
I hope you're not take over our operation.
Help... put me down...
[Harv flies through the window and hits the ground]
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After the very end of the credits, once the theme has ended followed by the title, you can hear the sounds of alien critters laughing. See more »
The DVD includes an alternative ending (hidden as an Easter Egg). See more »
Some of the humor portrayed in the beginning of this film is very subtle, but brilliant, then it evolves into a more formulaic brand of campy humor that is executed with equal brilliance. This may be one of the first films which successfully made fun of itself and this genre. gremlins had humor in it, but i'm not sure if it was as conscious about making fun of itself as this movie.
Beyond that the film is 80'sstastic. Everything from the music to a metal head rock star being the chosen body double of one of the aliens just screams 80'sgasm. And as someone who, while not old enough to appreciate this film at the time it came out (I was a baby) I definitely love the outright dated nature of it. In fact there is rarely an 80s horror film that I do not absolutely drool over, but this one is arguable a cross genre with sci fi, horror and comedy.
Anyway, I gave this one an 8 out of 10 for the brilliant humor execution and of course the 8 is also short for 80s. If you don't love this movie you're blind and deaf to the 80s greatness!
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