Critters (1986) Poster



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Followed by 

Critters 2 (1988)
Critters 3 (1991)
Critters 4 (1992)
Critters: Bounty Hunter (2014) (Short)
Critters: A New Binge (2019) (TV Series)
Critters Attack! (2019) (TV Movie)
Mandalay Bay (Short)

Edited into 

Critters 3 (1991)
Lifesavers: The Movie (2013)
source material


The Outer Limits: The Zanti Misfits (1963) (TV Episode)
Alien prison warden named Zanti
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
Tabloid sheet has a headline about Mr. Spock
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Brad's cat is named Chewie
The Howling (1981)
Forbidden World (1982)
movie poster hanging in Brads room seen at 17 minutes thirty seconds into the film.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
One of the critters comes across an E.T. doll, tries to communicate with it. It becomes frustrated with it and bites its head off. This is an in-joke to Dee Wallace Stone, who starred in the movie.
Ghostbusters (1984)
At the back of the polo short of Mr. Brown, there was a logo similar to the Ghostbuster's logo. It was a bowling pin designed like the Ghostbuster logo.
Gremlins (1984)
Evil little creatures.
Mutant (1984)
The film's poster (under the title "Mutant") could be seen in Brad's bedroom.

Referenced in 

Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Poster is shown in a video store.
976-EVIL (1988)
Movie poster on wall.
Freddy's Nightmares: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (1989) (TV Episode)
Standee and poster are shown in a video store.
Elves (1989)
Poster is seen in the boy's bedroom.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Raphael watches this film in the cinema.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) (TV Episode)
Videocassette seen at Mondo Video
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) (TV Episode)
Videotape at Mondo Video
Evil Ed (1995)
There is a "Critters" poster on the wall in the cabin. And Evil Ed is a "Smart Egg" picture.
The New Batman Adventures: Critters (1998) (TV Episode)
Hideous creatures have come to devour mankind.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
The scene where Stitch escapes from the prison station is similar to when the crites escape at the beginning.
Freak Out (2004)
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Film artwork is shown in a newspaper article.
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: E-Scream (2006) (TV Episode)
The evil versions of the Osomon are based off the Crites from this film.
The Cinema Snob: Troll (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned as a rip-off of Gremlins.
The Big Sleaze (2010)
Critter seen in Casting Session
American Dad!: A Piñata Named Desire (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the movies Steve suggests for the sleepover.
Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned in past releases
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD and video case are shown.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Deadtime Stories: Grandpa's Monster Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The creature Gus-Gus looks like Crites and has their abilities
JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen.
The Cinema Snob: Black River Monster (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hey, you leave the Critters movies out of this."
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ders
The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy (2016) (Video Game)
A Critter was seen at the wax museum workshop.
VHS Lives: A Schlockumentary (2017)
Mentioned by name
Angry Internet Personality: American Dragula (2017) (TV Episode)
"he got ate by a Critter"
Best of the Worst: Carnosaur 2, the Skateboard Kid 2, and Future Zone (2017) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions Dee Wallace's role as a mom in this movie
Atop the Fourth Wall: New Line Cinema's Tales of Horror #1 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Would we have had a double feature of Critters and Elf?"
Shitters (2017) (Short)
the name and small malevolent creatures
Critters (2017) (TV Series)
based on
Muse: Pressure (2018) (Video)
The monsters.
The Goldbergs: Mister Knifey-Hands (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS seen.


Flaming Frontiers (1938)
playing on the TV at the bowling alley
Android (1982)
When Ug is previewing data on Earth, scenes from this movie are seen on his display.

Featured in 

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
One the characters watches it on television.
At the Movies: They'll Do it Every Time: Part One (1989) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Clips featured.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Critters (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bloodworks: Critters, Killer Klowns & More with the Chiodo Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
Stephen Chiodo describes designing the Critters while clips from the movie are shown.
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #6 (2018) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown
re:View: Critters (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

Hot Shots! (1991)
A guy gets dragged under a car and killed in a similar way as the police in Critters.

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