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Top 10 Amazing Facts About Gremlins (1984) Video

Here are the top 10 movie facts for Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984). This fun facts list was a fun post because who does not love this wonderful film? Cute little Gizmo and the terrible Gremlins terrorizing a small town offer a great contrast to the Gremlins creatures. Watch this video by Minty Comedic Arts with my brief list below with movie details and trailer below that.


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Thanks to Minty Comedic Arts for creating and posting this video.

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Top 10 Gremlins Facts

  1. Gremlins (1984) writer Chris Columbus initially was involved in an E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) sequel where many aliens came down to Earth to run amock. That E.T. sequel was scrapped, but the idea of little beasties running amock stayed with Columbus. E.T. did have a small plush toy cameo in the Gremlins film.

  2. Tim Burton was considered to direct Gremlins (1984) but had not directed a full feature film yet, so Joe Dante was chosen as the director.

  3. The original Gremlins script was too violent and was toned down to appeal to a wider audience. The dog Barnie was eaten, and Billy’s mom head was chopped off.

  4. Phoebe Cates cast as Kate was not a casting choice many agreed with because of her topless scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Zach Galligan was cast as Billy just because he had outstanding chemistry with Cates.

  5. Gremlins had an Atari game.

  6. Gremlins was filmed in Hill Valley later used to film Back to the Future (1985).

  7. The scene where Kate talks about her father dressing up as Santa Claus, getting stuck in the chimney, and dying was a controversial scene. Joe Dante kept the scene even though Universal and Spielberg wanted it cut.

  8. Gremlins helped to create the PG-13 rating.

  9. There is a Disney Gremlins book published that has small similarities to this Gremlins. The Gremlins creatures are both mythical creatures who revel in destruction.

  10. Gizmo was meant to be the primary villain transforming into the evil Gremlin Stripe. However, that idea was cut because it was thought that Gizmo was too cute.

Gremlins (1984)

Directed by Joe Dante


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Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
Cast: Frank Welker, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Zach Galligan, Nicky Katt, Peter Cullen, Bob Bergen, Kenneth Tobey, Mark Dodson, Michael Winslow,…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy