Remember the movie "Critters?"

Remember the movie "Critters?"

spookyboo's picture

Gosh, I think back and remember horror movies that weren't the average flicks.  Even when special effects were new to the genre, movies like "Critters" did an awesome job in accomplishing to create, little freaky, spikey, goulish creatures that were scary to me as a child, because those things could've been anywhere if aliens did land.  Scary but believable only in a child's eye. 

The monsters weren't the typical little green men, grey people, flashing light stuff that came with a common alien movie.  No, these were dust bunnies straight from hell, who shot out poison spikes and ate people, while rolling up into balls.

The sequels were tardis at best sometimes with a general 80's style of punk, but there's something about small creatures, with glowing eyes and razor sharp teeth that did freak me out way back when.  I think the monster FX attributes themselves though happened to be way better then the totally unbelievable computer animation that's ruining today's (modern day's) B-Movies.

The first "ghoulies" movies played on the same FX technology which was close to none. But it was still better than computer animation.

When "Troll Hunter" comes out, I hope it has the same original qualities in the design of the creatures. 

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

I knew Terrance Mann, the gent who played the lead alien. He is a successful artist in many genres. His wife is a performer and his young children are both in Broadway shows. I enjoyed the flicks although they DID get progressively worse sequel wise.

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thecarpenter666's picture

funny little flick \|!!!!LOl

spookyboo's picture

Thanks both for the photo's, input and movie clips.  Funny as heck!

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

BTW. Mann performed that 80s style rock and roll number as well as wrote the music and played the instrument. He went on the become Broadways FIRST Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Cool dude, very talented.

lagoonblackwater's picture

HELL YEAH! I really miss all those "little monster" movies. It seems like there used to be HUNDREDS of them at the video store when I was a kid. I bet I watched every one of them(I was an "indoor kid"). GHOULIES 1 and 2 were my favorites. Seriously though, we need more "little monster movies"!!!thumbnailCA8PVHP8.jpg

TRKORTRT415's picture

hell yeah i remember "critters" ~ i use ta wanna be "ug" ~ down ta go hunt me sum "krites....."

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