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Joe Dante's box-office fantasy Gremlins had barely left American cinemas before Charles Band's B-movie factory, Empire Pictures, rushed out this cheap knockoff. While Dante's film benefited from the director's wry sense of humor and the high-concept clout of executive producer Steven Spielberg, Band's tawdry little creature feature boasts lower production values than a high-school haunted-house fundraiser. The title monsters are a pack of obnoxious demons -- enacted by a handful of rubber dolls covered with KY jelly -- summoned up by the metaphysical shenanigans of college… More

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"I can enjoy a bad cheesy B-movie, but there has to be a sense of charm, and GHOULIES has none whatsoever!"
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Low-rent "Gremlins" rip-off that exists only due to a clever VHS cover."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"B movie trash."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"...they're not meant to inspire terror in viewers, as evidenced by the sequence featuring a ghoulie playing the piano..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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