Ghoulies (1985)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1985
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Cole Smithey

Mariska Hargitay makes an inauspicious feature film debut in this trashy little horror picture.

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David Nusair
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...they're not meant to inspire terror in viewers, as evidenced by the sequence featuring a ghoulie playing the piano...

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

I can enjoy a bad cheesy B-movie, but there has to be a sense of charm, and GHOULIES has none whatsoever!

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Scott Weinberg

Low-rent "Gremlins" rip-off that exists only due to a clever VHS cover.

Gerry Shamray
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B movie trash.

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Nicki Marie
Not going to lie, this is awful. I remember years ago as a child, I would see the advertisements for this in the video store window (for VHS, no less, how much… More
Ross Collins
A video rental classic from my 80s childhood when everyone was copying Gremlins...
Phil Hubbs
One of Charles Bands best known cult creations which is curiously similar to the horror comedy released a year prior 'Gremlins'. Clearly the best of… More
Robert C
Bad writing, bad acting, bad special effects, good times!
Dean McKenna
This is pure trash. The special effects were horrible and the plot was dull. <i>Ghoulies</i> is not exactly a quality horror / comedy, but it… More
Dean King
A weird comedy horror, not in te same league as Gremlins though.

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