In the fantastical black comedy Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante (The Howling), a father (Hoyt Axton) buys a pet "Mogwai" as a Christmas present for his son (Zach Galligan). The boy is told to keep the pet away from water, out of the light and never to feed it after midnight. Inadvertently, the creature is dampened and almost instantly, spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters—which continue to multiply and turn a small town upside-down. Also starring Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Judge Reinhold and Dick Miller.
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances McCain, Polly Holliday, Scott Brady, Glynn Turman, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Keye Luke, Judge Reinhold, Jonathan Banks, Edward Andrews, Jackie Joseph