In Dante's classic comedy horror, young Billy’s father brings home an exotic animal named Gizmo from a Chinese pet shop. The furry little creature seems adorable, but Billy is told to follow three strict rules: don’t expose Gizmo to bright light, don’t get him wet, and don’t feed him after midnight.
One by one the rules are duly broken, and pandemonium quickly ensues. A horde of gleeful gremlins rampage across town, wrecking not just Billy’s home but also the high school, bank and local bar, shooting, drinking and breakdancing their way to a final showdown on Christmas morning.
The slapstick horror is both hilarious and gory, the puppetry and special effects are true ’80s-style over-the-top fun, the performances are charming – in short, Gremlins remains as fresh, funny and slyly subversive as ever.
Following the film, we'll be digging deep into the spirit of the season with a cracking, prize-packed Christmas movie quiz.