Video Release: July 27, 2010
Studio: Warner Home Video
A young man receives an unusual Christmas gift - a cute, fuzzy little Gremlin. When he breaks the rules and feeds the cuddly Gremlin after midnight, it produces nasty Gremlins. Really nasty.
Gremlins created by Chris Walas and creature consultant Jon Berg. In the first scene of the film, Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) walks in front of a broken down American Motors Company "Gremlin", parked in front of the China town shop. The Kingston Falls theatre marquee is showing a double bill, A BOY'S LIFE (working title for producer Steven Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL) and WATCH THE SKIES (working title for Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTER'S OF THE THIRD KIND.) An evil Gremlin says "phone home" when he disconnects the Peltzer's phone line, this is a reference to the famous line from Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL. Cameo appearance by Steven Spielberg as the man at the inventor's in the electric wheelchair with a t.v. monitor. Cameo appearance by composer Jerry Goldsmith at the inventor's convention. Cameo appearance by Buggs Bunny cartoonist Chuck Jones, he is the man who looks at Billy's cartoon in the bar. There is a Warner Bros. cartoon playing on the television.