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25. Gremlins

Release Year: 1984

Written By: Chris Columbus

Directed By: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyte Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain

Although it’s probably not considered a horror film quite like the bloody slasher movies we’re accustomed to, Gremlins delivers its eerie thrills via tiny creatures. The classic ’80s movie will make you laugh as much at it’ll make you check twice under your bed for a creepy little monsters.

When Billy (Zach Galligan) receives a mysterious pet mogwai from his father for Christmas, he mistakenly breaks the rules stressed by the Chinatown shop owner. Getting the creature wet and feeding it after midnight makes them multiply and transform into demonic, havoc-wreaking nightmares.

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Columbus (the director of such films as Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), the disturbingly funny mixture of horror and comedy in Gremlins shocked and awed an entire generation. Make your next scary movie night an ’80s throwback!