6 movies under assault by tiny monsters

Not everything terrifying or deadly has to be big, and in today’s list, we’ll revisit six movies that came under attack by pint-size horrors!

Gremlins

From our review: “Lemme tell you something, those little scaly monsters can be pretty darn freaky to the young ‘uns, my friend. Driving snowplows into people and killing biology teachers are not your typical comedic standbys, and the gremlin death scenes are so wonderfully disgusting, in a way you just can’t find in kids’ films these days.”

Bride of Chucky

From our review: “On one hand, a movie about a killing DOLL is plain ridiculous. On the other hand, it’s also kinda sinister when the lights go down. Like a pint-sized Freddy, Chucky is famous for his one-liners and inventive (yet always gory) kills.”

Critters

From our review: “I guess it’s a long shot to make furballs and small hand puppets truly terrifying, but I think the creators were intentionally going for a ’50s B-movie vibe.  It’s the type of horror film that’s in no danger of freaking its audience out, so it splurges on goofy Critter antics (the alien subtitles are pretty hilarious) and the occasional exercise in gore FX.”

Leprechaun

From our review: “The Leprechaun himself is ugly and obnoxious instead of scary and funny. He spews one-liners and attacks with cackling glee, but he’s never imposing enough to be menacing and his puns are… well, they’re puns.”

Little Monsters

From our review: “Like Monsters Inc., the primary goal of the monster kingdom is to scare kids – although no greater purpose than mischief is given. In another similarity, the big bad threat of the film comes within the monster world, and it’s up to Brian to unleash the Savage beast within.”

Killer Tomatoes Strike Back

From our review: “Both of those films were decidedly more grown-up, which changed as Killer Tomatoes Strike Back and Killer Tomatoes Eat France downshifted into a more innocent kiddy-mode, where some of the edgier humor was replaced with better tomato puppets.”

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