The 80’s was full of new monsters in horror films, and one of the new developments was small, fuzzy death creatures a la Gremlins. One of the more notable (and hysterical) of these was the blast of a movie Critters.
WHERE IT CAME FROM:
Although written in the early 80’s, Critters is often mistaken for a rip-off of 1984’s Gremlins, much to the chagrin of director Stephen Herek (who also directed The Mighty Ducks, millennials). It may, however, be because of the success of Gremlins that New Line Cinema brought the fuzzy little Critters to the screen.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
This movie is A BLAST. Critters is a sci-fi horror film about fluffy man-eating aliens with big mouths that make funny noises. Who doesn’t want to watch that?! Critters is also an essential 80’s horror film because of the amazing synthesizer soundtrack, unbelievable 80’s clothes (my god the shoulder pads), and general aura that makes it more essentially 80’s then its more well-known counterparts.
Also, not to be discounted is Critters long line of sequels, one more insane and fun then the next, and spanning into the 90’s. Critters is definitely the type of film series you can watch all the way through in one sitting, letting the insane fluffy kills and nostalgia sweep over you.
Oh, and you also shouldn’t forget to watch this amazing eighties-tastic music video made for the film and sung by Terrance Man. Which brings me to my favorite section of #Odeto80’s:
WHY IT’S EIGHTIES-TASTIC:
Terrance Mann as an alien bounty hunter. That hair.
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