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Ghoulies (1984)

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director:

Luca Bercovici

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Liapis ... Jonathan Graves
Lisa Pelikan ... Rebecca
Michael Des Barres ... Malcolm Graves
Jack Nance ... Wolfgang
Peter Risch Peter Risch ... Grizzel
Tamara De Treaux Tamara De Treaux ... Greedigut
Scott Thomson ... Mike
Ralph Seymour ... Mark (Toad Boy)
Mariska Hargitay ... Donna
Keith Joe Dick ... Dick
David Dayan David Dayan ... Eddie
Victoria Catlin ... Anastasia
Charene Cathleen Charene Cathleen ... Robin
Bobbie Bresee ... Temptress
Jamie Bronow Jamie Bronow ... Jonathan Graves, as a child
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Storyline

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They'll get you in the end!

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beasties See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned to be filmed in 3D and actually begin production in 3D, the audience would put their glasses on every time the characters put their sunglasses on and the film would change from 2D to 3D. After two days of filming in 3D they changed their minds due to the complexity of filming in 2D and 3D. This is why there are so many scenes where characters are wearing sunglasses See more »

Goofs

Reflected in bookcase. See more »

Quotes

Dick: They call me Dick, but you can call me... Dick.
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Alternate Versions

12 seconds of footage were removed from the American release of Ghoulies in order to achieve a PG-13 rating. See more »

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Soundtracks

Surrender
Written and Performed by Fela Johnson and The Johnsons
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If You've Seen the Movie Poster You've Seen All the Fun Ghoulies Has to Offer
2 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Jonathan Graves (Peter Liapis) inherits his Satanist father's mansion. He throws a party and starts conjuring up Ghoulies, which are sort of demonic goblin things. This is a garbage Gremlins knock-off with no humor, charm, or entertainment value. The best thing about it is that it has one of the coolest movie posters of the 1980's, with the Ghoulie coming up out of the toilet. It's just not a fun movie at all. It's nasty and cheap. Avoid this mess. See Gremlins instead. Or you can just skip this one and watch the better Ghoulies part 2. But yeah, Gremlins is better than that too. So just watch Gremlins or even Critters over this dreck.


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