Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Gremlins (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 68 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Gizmo, Spike and Murray Futterman (Dick Miller). “Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, ’cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.”
Thomas Mariani returns once again to celebrate horror comedy at its best with Gremlins (and Gremlins 2: The Next Batch) in order to share his love for a film that has become an annual Christmas holiday viewing. He also has been able to change Doc’s opinion on the sequel forcing him to view the film for this podcast. “Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized.” – Brain Gremlin.
It is 1984 and Warner Brothers needs something to face off against Ghostbusters on June 8. They turn to Steven Spielberg (Producer), Joe Dante (Director), Chris Columbus (Writer) and Chris Walas (SPX) to create some killer competition: Gremlins! Doc and Thomas revisit, recap and fondly remember the classic horror comedy from one of the best years in cinema. In addition, they also jump into the polarizing sequel, Gremlins 2: The Next Batch. They also discover angst ridden connections between Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Breaking Bad. “It moved sir!” Be sure to keep this podcast out of bright light. Sunlight will kill it! Do not feed the Monster Movie Podcast after midnight. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET IT WET.
“Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty.” – Building announcement in Gremlins 2: The Next Batch.
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