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Ghoulies (1985)
Written by: The Arrow
Director: Luca Bercovici

Starring:
Peter Liapis/Jonathan
Lisa Pelikan/Rebecca
Jack Nance/Wolfgang
Keith Joe Dick/Dick
PLOT-CRUNCH
Jonathan just inherited this old manor. He and his main squeeze Rebecca decide to invite a couple of their loser friends and throw a crazy bash. PARTY!!!
THE LOWDOWN
I guess they didn’t party the same way we do in the 80’s. They don't drink themselves to a stupor, they don't have crazy orgies…nooooo….they decide to invoke spirits. They call and two midgets wearing pots on their heads answer. Don't let the box fool you (a ghoulie popping out the toilet), this movie is not about the Ghoulies. This movie is mainly about black magic, sorcerers and yes, those damn midgets! You haven't seen acting until you witness two midgets sharing a scene.

The Ghoulies are inconsequential to the story, you could remove them from the movie and it wouldn’t make a difference. What is a Ghoulie anyway you may ask? Well a Ghoulie is a 3$ puppet some cheap filmmaker puts in his film cause Gremlins made money. Now let's get down to the bare bones of it all.
GORE
I’ve seen more gore in a Different Strokes episode.
ACTING
Liapis and Pelikan give good performances considering the script they have to deal with. Keith Joe Dick has lots of fun playing Dick. He’s over the top and wears his name well, Dick is a human penis. The late and great Jack Vance is totally wasted in this film, we hardly see him…too bad.
T & A
Nothing…I mean what kind of 80’s flick is this??? No tit shots! We do get to see Keith Joe Dick’s semi cut chest and his underdeveloped abs though…fun!!!!
DIRECTING
By the numbers…mainly point and shoot.
SOUNDTRACK
Annoying, I felt as if the Carnival wuz in town.
BOTTOM LINE
This isn’t Gremlins. I say skip it. The only memorable scene in this movie involves a clown puppet but if that's what gets you off, rent Poltergeist. Ghoulies deserves to stay in the toilet.
BULL'S EYE
Ghoulies was followed by three sequels. The sequels concentrate more on the Ghoulies, sex and comedy (part 3 is called Ghoulies Go To College…have a blast!!!).
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