Hard Candy Christmas: GREMLINS

Showings

SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Fri, Dec 16, 2022 7:30 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Sun, Dec 18, 2022 1:00 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Sat, Dec 24, 2022 1:00 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Sun, Jan 1 6:00 PM
Film Info
Genre:Fantasy
Horror
Comedy
Year:1984
Runtime:106 min
Langauge:Spanish
English
Production Country:USA
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Dante
Screenwriter:Chris Columbus
Cast:Zach Galligan
Phoebe Cates
Hoyt Axton
Frances Lee McCain
Corey Feldman

Description

Joe Dante, truly one of the movies’ great genre obsessives, made a career out of translating 1950’s B-movie and comic book aesthetics into black comedy/horror during America’s peak mall movie theatre era. In his mid-career hit Gremlins, small town teenager, Billy receives a strange pet called a mogwai for Christmas. The creature is small and adorable but comes with some very specific rules for its care that Billy precedes to inadvertently break, unleashing a horde of malicious gremlins that destroy everything in their wake. Gremlins is not only an epic feat of physical effects but also a rapid-fire onsaught of historic Hollywood references. A close watch provides a drinking game’s worth of easter eggs including throwbacks to the Wizard of Oz and The Forbidden Planet, set-decoration spoofs, and celebrity cameos.  Mischevious and maximalist, frightening and funny, Gremlins on the big screen is an experience not to be missed.