My Cult Movie: …That’s when it became freaky!

Name: Kaleb
Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Favorite Movie: Gremlins (1984)
Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain and Corey Feldman
First Saw it: On DVD when his uncle babysat him aged nine

Plot: An inventor buys his son a Christmas gift from an antique store. The gift, a mogwai, is a cute creature that comes with a set of important rules. When the rules are broken the mogwai multiplies and turn into Gremlins who make the family’s hometown a disaster area.

Gremlins VHS cover

Kaleb says: Gremlins is a movie I find really entertaining. It is my favorite movie and I look back on it now nostalgically as a part of my childhood. I remember my sister and I sat down and watched it with my uncle when he came over to babysit. I like the whole concept of Gremlins. I think it’s a fun movie and I have seen it ten to fifteen times. Sometimes you laugh and sometimes you get emotionally linked to the Gremlins… especially the Mogwai. It was scary when they turned into Gremlins – that’s when it became freaky! The acting’s alright but it’s the entire concept that carried it. I wouldn’t mind a Mogwai as a pet as you just have to obey the rules and all will go well. I don’t think they should remake it with CGI… just leave it as a classic! I like the sequel, it’s not as good as the first one, but it’s still very good. If I learned anything from the movie it’s abide by the rules or… you get killed by Gremlins!

Gremlins (1984) trailer

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