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A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.


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Credited cast:
Kristy K. Boone ...
Catcher Stair ...
Detective Morris Patterson (as Michael Page)
Mike Waugh ...
Jim Roberts
Natalie Rose (as Connie D. Franklin)
Tyler Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Police Officer
Christian Bellgardt ...
Henry Thatcher
Aaron Bushong ...
Police Officer
Lisa Roberts
Tyler Cobb ...
Mad Man
Police Chief
Steven Dawson ...
Police Officer


Gremlin starts as we meet the Thatcher family, Adam, Julie, Anna, Charlie and grandmother Mary who receive the mysterious box from their Uncle Jim as the family is grieving the loss of their child. When a small creature emerges from the box it starts taking lives, one at a time as Adam must follow the warning of giving it to someone he loves to break the curse put upon his family, but the secrets will come out about what happened to their other child and the personal lives of the family. Can they escape from this curse before it is too late.

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11 January 2017 (Philippines)  »

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The children's show that Charlie is watching from his cardboard fort is the pilot episode of a show called "Big Magic Book". The show features live action mixed with puppets and animation and was director Ryan Bellgardt's first time producing and directing. It was completed 10 years prior to the filming of Gremlin. See more »

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Solid if flawed effort
9 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Trying to get back on his feet, a man raising his family at his mother's house finds that a gift received during their visit subjects the family to a strange cursed creature that lives in the box and must find a way of dealing with the special creature before the authorities find them.

This here was quite the decent if somewhat flawed creature feature. Among the better features here is the fact that this one really generates a lot of fun out of its central creature. The presentation of the beast stuck inside the box where it's needed to be passed along to others before it gets loose and goes on a rampage is rather fun and unique which makes this stand out rather nicely by making for a solid premise. The rules and requirements that it goes through are quite engaging as they give this one some rather potent ideas to go through when it brings about the different scenes of the creature appearing to stalk and attack the family. The initial scene of it appearing in the house to stalk the elder is quite chilling, the attack on the family when it comes out during the family gathering to chase them around until it finally strikes is a fantastic action scene and the standout sequence of the creature attacking and then stalking the daughter through the house emerges as an insanely chilling and creepy sequence that serves as a fine highlight scene. As well, the massive chase to get to the motel on the suburban streets in a mad dash through the area to get there in time which is a rather fun sequence that has some solid action. Given the way the creature's actions play out in the finale with the house where they keep battling the creatures that emerge from inside as there's a rather enjoyable finale that's got plenty of exciting action thrown in as well. With a cool-looking creature design utilized here, these manage to offer up to like to lift it up over it's few minor flaws. The main issue present here is the incredibly thin storyline that really struggles to stay consistent the entire time. It's not that often that something happens in this one which makes any sense as there are too many scenes here that force this one to go on way too long because the film has a need to get to a feature-length time. This one has the type of storyline that fits better in an anthology rather than a feature-length effort and that comes across way too often here as this one makes out the storyline need to explain the rules of it all. That goes alongside the rather weak CGI that serves to denote the creature's appearance, as despite the fun design it has too many scenes where it doesn't interact with the setting all that often. These here are what hold this one back.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.

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