Review: Gremlins is an American horror/comedy that I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard about by now. The Gremlins came out around the time that horror/comedies started to become more popular and you can kind of say that this movie started the horror/comedy genre. This is the perfect time to watch this film, since it is based around Christmas time. This is a movie that you and your family will love, I guarantee it.The Gremlins is one of the very few horror/comedy movie that delivers in both categories.
The story to the Gremlins is very intriguing, it’s a heart warming story that keeps in touch with its dark side. The movie focuses on a young adult, who receives a very abnormal pet that comes with a set of rules which need to be followed. Eventually he winds up breaking one of the rules and the creatures start to wreck havoc in his town. Will anybody be safe this Christmas? While all this dark stuff is occurring we still see loving moments throughout the Gremlins that can really touch the viewers heart. How was the acting? The acting in the Gremlins was excellent and was filled with talented actors. Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Corey Feldman all had great performances. The rest of the supporting cast all did a great job with their roles and made this a great all around acting performance.
Now I know what most of you are probably thinking. Does Gremlins provide good the viewer with good scares? I honestly believe that it provides enough scares considering the genre that it’s in. You all just have to remember that horror/comedy films are almost never scary (with an exception of some films). The Gremlins however can make you jump and has some creepy scenes that will make you not want to look away from the television. The creatures also look pretty disgusting, make sure you don’t feed them after midnight!Overall I absolutely loved the Gremlins and thought it was highly enjoyable. This is one of the very few horror/comedy movies that actually deliver in both categories. This is a very heartwarming story that does a good job with keeping in touch with its dark side. The acting was great Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates,and Corey Feldman all had outstanding performances. The Gremlins may not be terrifying, but it’s still a movie that can make you jump and can keep you entertained on the horror side. What I love most about the Gremlins has to be the dark humor that the movie provides us with, they really did an outstanding job with this whole film. If you haven’t seen the Gremlins yet, I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it, this classic is a must watch!