Top Horror Films – #22 – Gremlins
1984; directed by Joe Dante; written by Chris Columbus
John: Joe Dante has made a lot of good movies, but this gooey slice of Americana is the best. Who doesn’t want to have Gizmo for a pet? The comedic sequel plays like a spoof of the first, but is nearly as good. Bring on part 3!
Brandi: Agreed, I would love to see a part 3. This is a film that I loved as a kid that has never gotten old. It has genuinely impressive monster movie action scenes, great humor, characters you truly care about, iconic music…every piece of the film just works. It endures because it takes itself seriously but also has an irresistible sense of fun.
Spencer – #3
Brandi – #14
John – #21