Rotten Tomatoes is celebrating Halloween with 31 days of horror double feature recommendations. Each day of the week will have its own theme, with today’s being Monster Monday! And if you want see what’s in store or what you missed, see the Daily Double schedule.
Monster Mondays pick a creepy creature that regularly haunts horror cinema, with this Daily Double peeling the skin back on Gremlins rip-offs. We call ’em grumlins!
When we said Gremlins inspired its fair share of ridiculous movies, this is the sort of thing we were talking about. But there’s bad (read: boring), and there’s mid-’80s B-movie goofball bad that stakes out its own realm of entertainment. At first, Ghoulies is about a dope who inherits a mansion, throws a party, and becomes obsessed with the occult. Typical stuff. But then the ghoulies show up, some of the goofiest, slimiest, hungriest little demons around. Unfortunately, we never get a visit from the infamous “toilet ghoulie” as seen on the VHS cover. But if you love this dopey concoction of multiple wacky genres, this one spawned a whole mess of low-rent sequels. And we do mean mess!