Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)
And who says Die Hard is the best Christmas film of all time? This is something of a personal childhood classic for me, a film which doesn't so much as crack a mischievous grin at you, rather it cackles manically whilst threatening you with a steak knife to the jugular. Yes Dante's darksome horror-comedy, about a group of hellish Gremlins who are accidentally spawned from an adorable Mogwai, and proceed to spread anarchy amongst a picturesque US town, manages a thin tightrope between comedic family entertainment and surprisingly gory anarchy. Dante has a devilish sense of satirical humour, essentially making a film that looks like if It's A Wonderful Life accidentally merged with Raimi's The Evil Dead. Perhaps what's most remarkable is the fact that this works a treat, with the sentimentality and pitch-black humour working hand-in-hand to create its own cinematic identity. Some of the cini-literate references may fly over younger viewers, but this is a genuine mainstream classic of its time. Highly recommended. #film#cinema#movie#classicfilm#cultfilm#filmblog#filmcollection#filmoftheday#filmreview#filmposter#filmtime#gremlins#joedante#1984#zachgalligan#phoebecates#comedy#horror#satire#blackcomedy#christmas
I can still vividly remember watching Gremlins at the theater with my Aunt, Uncle and Cousin when it was first released in June of 1984. As I sat there, completely mesmerized by the magic unfolding on the screen, I was taken on an emotional roller coaster ride as I was frightened by some of the film’s scarier scenes one minute, laughing out loud at the outlandish shenanigans of Stripe and his scaly cohorts the next minute, All the while feeling a giddy rush of excitement crashing against me in wave after glorious wave. I should also note that this film jumpstarted a lifelong love for both Gizmo and Phoebe Cates, and I still say that Gizmo is quite possibly the most adorable creature ever captured on film, while Phoebe is without a doubt one of the most beautiful.
The first Gremlins film is still as fresh and exciting today as it was when I was nine years old...and what Director Joe Dante and Writer Chris Columbus accomplished with that film is nothing short of perfection. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest Fantasy films ever made...and I absolutely adore it. One of the main things that makes it so powerful is the brilliant character development and world building, and the palpable amount of heart that radiates from the screen in every frame. By the film’s glorious ending, you’ll be heartbroken, relieved and utterly spent emotionally...and that, my friends, is what great films do. By contrast, the second film, while nowhere near as magical as the original, is still highly entertaining and deserves far more praise than it gets.
If you’ve never seen these films before, you’ve gotta fix that IMMEDIATELY, as they are not only fantastic films, but they strike the perfect balance between Hilarity and Horror, making them ideal viewing for the whole family this Halloween. Therefore, I am submitting Gremlins 1 & 2 as tonight’s entry in my celebration of Family Friendly Frights. #gremlins#gizmo#mogwai#zachgalligan#phoebecates#coreyfeldman#hoytaxton#joedante#chriscolumbus#halloween#horror#funny#scary#hilarious#comedy#fantasy#heartwarming#intense#classic#bluray#bluraycollector#cinephile#filmlover#moviebuff#stevenspielberg
CINEJUEGO. BANDAS SONORAS. Solución: Cómo muy bien ha mencionado @svillegas.flores la respuesta era Pequeños guerreros / Small Soldiers (1998) del gran, hran, gran Jerry Goldsmith. ¡Enhorabuena! Una brillante banda sonora, imaginativa, inteligente, vibrante, musicalmente asombrosa y llena de sentido del humor. Aprovecho para romper una lanza a favor de Joe Dante y su cine, incluida esta pelicula que a mi me parece notable, pues creo que ha sido un autor muy personal, divertido y defensor a la vez que parodiador de la serie b con clase (que no con presupuesto). Podeis escuchar, cómo siempre, una pequeña seleccion de algunos destacados temas de esta banda sonora en el enlace de la Bio. Pronto más.
Y como siempre.... ¡Gracias a todos por participar y por seguirnos!
Day 13 : TEEMING
1 - Ne pas l'exposer à une lumière vive ou à la lumière du soleil.
2 - Ne pas le mouiller.
3 - Ne jamais le nourrir après minuit.
1 - No bright light.
2 - Don't get him wet.
3 - Never feed him after midnight.
Finally after years of being on Blu in the US, the UK now has a remastered version of The Howling 🤘🏻. Now have if Studiocanal could just release that remastered version of The Fog, that would be great! #thehowling#joedante#31daysofhorror