Lists: 30 Years Ago - 1984, Horror, Traumatizing Films

Brief Synopsis: "When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town."

Overall Ranking: 448 (Rank from 1984: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Matt Wells97Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 7
Darren of Movie Reviews 10190
Wayne of Man I Love Films80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75

People Involved

  • Phoebe Cates (Kate Beringer)
  • Hoyt Axton (Randall Peltzer)
  • Dick Miller (Murray Futterman)
  • John Louie (Chinese Boy)
  • Keye Luke (Grandfather (Mr. Wing))
  • Susan Burgess (Little Girl)
  • Don Steele (Rockin Ricky Rialto (voice))
  • Scott Brady (Sheriff Frank)
  • Harry Carey Jr. (Mr. Anderson)
  • Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer)
  • Polly Holliday (Ruby Deagle)
  • Donald Elson (Man on Street)
  • Belinda Balaski (Mrs. Joe Harris)
  • Howie Mandel (Gizmo (voice))
  • Chris Columbus (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch