Gremlins (1984) read along – When Billy Peltzer is given a small creature called a Mogwai by his father, he is unaware of the carnage he is about to encounter. There is a huge responsibility in looking after Gizmo as there are certain rules which must be followed. The Mogwai must be kept away from bright light, never made wet and never, ever be fed after midnight. When an accident occurs involving Gizmo and water, the next evolution stage of the Mogwai appears, and it isn’t nice at all.
Cast of the full movie version were….
Zach Galligan as William “Billy” Peltzer
Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer
Hoyt Axton as Randall “Rand” Peltzer
Frances Lee McCain as Lynn Peltzer
Corey Feldman as Pete Fountaine
Keye Luke as Mr. Wing
John Louie as Mr. Wing’s grandson
Dick Miller as Murray Futterman
Jackie Joseph as Sheila Futterman
Polly Holliday as Mrs. Ruby Deagle
Judge Reinhold as Gerald Hopkins
Edward Andrews as Mr. Roland Corben
Glynn Turman as Mr. Roy Hanson
Belinda Balaski as Mrs. Joe Harris
Scott Brady as Sheriff Frank
Jonathan Banks as Deputy Brent
Harry Carey, Jr. as Mr. Anderson
Kenny Davis as Dorry
Nicky Katt and Tracy Wells as Schoolchildren
Mushroom as Barney
Frank Welker as Stripe
Howie Mandel as Gizmo
Don Steele as Rockin’ Ricky Rialto
Marvin Miller as Robby the Robot
Mogwai and Gremlin vocal effects provided by Michael Winslow, Bob Bergen, Fred Newman, Peter Cullen, Mark Dodson, Bob Holt, and Michael Sheehan.
Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. This story was continued with a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990. Unlike the lighter sequel, Gremlins opts for more black comedy, balanced against a Christmastime setting. Both films were the center of large merchandising campaigns.
Steven Spielberg was the film’s executive producer and the screenplay was written by Chris Columbus. The film stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, with Howie Mandel providing the voice of Gizmo, the main mogwai character. Gremlins was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics. However, the film was also heavily criticized for some of its more violent sequences. In response to this and to similar complaints about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg suggested that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) alter its rating system, which it did within two months of the film’s release.
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