Gremlins ★★★★½

Hooptober #4: A Dick Miller film

Stranger Things 3 was right after all, Phoebe Cates really is hot.

Very fun movie. The Mogwai/Gremlins are practically the perfect creature feature monsters visually, functionally and in personality, so it's no wonder they're as iconic as they are. They may highkey be the star of the show, but the human characters are pretty good too, so the movie doesn't falter there. Some of the stop motion effects haven't aged super well, but the puppetry and animatronics are definitely top notch. Really like the slight edginess to the movie too, and the unexpected but welcome message at the end. Definitely a classic for a reason.