‘Gremlins’ – 80’s TERROR Classic turns 37; Discover the anecdotes!



‘Gremlins’ is one of those 1980s classics that is still on the guy’s favorite movie list of this decade. That’s because even 37 years after its release ‘Gremlins’ remains a benchmark for many generations, that’s why we’ve separated here some curiosities about the franchise’s start from the cutest and creepiest monsters in cinema.

10 – Influences on who came after

‘Gremlins’ is still, to this day, one of the most influential pop horror films in this niche of post-1984 productions. Among the many productions that have drawn from this fountain is the teenage horror series ‘Stranger Things’.

9 – The Goonies

One of the main actors in the film is Corey Feldman, at the time a young man. He also participates in ‘Os Goonies’, in which he plays the character of Bocão. In both films, Corey plays a cool and shy young teenager. And both films are produced by Steven Spielberg. In fact, it was “Gremlins” that opened the door for Corey to work on “The Goonies”.

8 – Steven Spielberg Production

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Much of the pop culture hits between the ’80s and’ 90s were signed by director Steven Spielberg, and “Gremlins” is one example, produced by Amblin Entertainment, Steven’s company. By the way, you can clearly see some of the characteristics of the director in this film, such as the adventurous tone and the cast that went on to be part of his other projects. He even appears in a scene!

7 – Spielberg’s films on display

That Spielberg was more than a producer who put his name on ‘Gremlins’ is already clear. So of course, in the cinematic scene, the films that are currently showing are two of those that are part of the director’s portfolio: “A Boy’s Life” (then the working title of “ET – The Extraterrestrial”) and “ Watch the Skies’ (which later became ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ The title insertion was made by director Joe Dante in honor of Spielberg.

6 – real dolls

In the 1980s, most special and visual effects were done by force. This means that films like “Gremlins” weren’t made using computer images, but robots created mechanically to perform the movements requested in the script. In other words, in a way, the Mogwais really existed, every one of them …

5 – Special effects

In addition to using robots, the first feature film in the ‘Gremlins’ franchise had other cinematic techniques, such as mechanical puppets, puppets, puppets, and even stop-motion recordings to make movements smoother. in the movie. The stop-motion scene can be observed when mogwai appear while walking down a dark street, in which the attentive viewer can observe that the silhouettes of the mogwai are made of plasticine.

4 – Write error

Working with puppets is not easy, and even in Hollywood some mistakes go unnoticed. In ‘Gremlins’, in the scene where Billy’s mother pushes one of the mogwai into the microwave, part of the hair of the person responsible for moving the mogwai doll in question can be seen, when the pussy is back to the camera.

3 – Warner characters in the store

Another classic scene from “Gremlins” is where Stripe, the villainous mogwai, hides among the plush toys on the shelf in the small store. If you look closely, his companions on the shelf are all characters from Warner, who is the distributor of the feature film. There’s Frajola, Bugs Bunny, and even the prototype of ‘ET’, which would be Spielberg’s next film.

2 – Series

As a good Cinepop reader, you already know that ‘Gremlins’ will become an original series already in production by HBO Max, the streaming platform of Warner Bros. The series will have ten episodes and will be in animation format.

1 – The Seven Dwarfs

In a certain part of the movie, the little creatures go to the movies and the movie they see is “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. No wonder, however, that the little monsters start singing the theme song of the animation – come to think of it, the Mogwais have the same characteristics as the Disney characters: we have the Master, the Dengoso, the Angry … Yeah, well Son . Have you ever wondered if Snow White should take care of these little animals, instead of the cute little men in the woods?

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