Gremlins (1984) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

We’re getting a new year of fresh video content started here on JoBlo and Arrow in the Head, and what better way could there be to get the first week of the year rolling than with a video dedicated to a movie many of you probably just watched last month? The movie is the 1984 holiday horror comedy classic Gremlins (watch it HERE), and we’re digging into it with a new episode of Revisited. Check it out in the embed above!

Directed by Joe Dante from a screenplay written by Chris Columbus, Gremlins tells the following story: A gadget salesman looking for a special gift for his son finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `Mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

The film stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold, and Corey Feldman.

The Gremlins episode of Revisited was Written, Narrated, and Edited by EJ Tangonan, Produced by Adam Walton and Chris Bumbray, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner in the past. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. Since then, the series has covered Tales from the Darkside: The MovieVideodromeJacob’s LadderRe-AnimatorHouse II: The Second StoryTales from the Crypt: Demon KnightPoltergeistKiller Klowns from Outer SpaceFright NightThe FogThe CraftElvira: Mistress of the DarkPet SemataryProm Night, Storm of the Century, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

Are you a fan of Gremlins, and did you watch it during this past holiday season? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.