Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ghoulies (1985, Luca Bercovici)

Somehow the theatrical poster for "Ghoulies" beats out even Porky's II for promising far more toilet action that actually occurs in this motion picture.

"Ghoulies", 1985, directed by Luca Bercovici.

Version reviewed: Region 2 MGM DVD with Part 2.

This movie sucks balls. Much like the case with "Critters", the makers of "Ghoulies" denied in their publicity materials copying "Gremlins" in an attempt to emulate their success, citing as proof the fact their script had been in development before Gremlins. Of course, when you see this film you will believe that - the poster (and presumably titular) creatures barely appear in this thing, and only as an afterthought. Little hand puppets swearing and eating people. That's what I want, that's what I paid for. What is all this shit about magic rituals and Henry from "Eraserhead" running around? Why would anyone care?

Fuck, X-Entertainment's review of this film is so much better than mine can ever be so I won't even bother. Go read that and skip this film. Make sure to watch Part 2, if deranged and retarded hand-puppets are your thing.

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