Ghoulies(Review)[Twisted Throwback Thursday]
We will be discussing about Ghoulies, a movie that has not aged well. It's entertaining but definitely has It's share of problems. This came out about the same time as Gremlins, in fact it was supposed to be released before Gremlins but due to funding issues, ended up being delayed. The movie is about a college student who performs a ritual with his friend for funsies but ends up sunmoning minions from hell instead. Many of the creatures are just sitting around, not really doing much, and don't even present much harm. In fact the whole toilet scene, where the advertisers even go so far with creating the tongue in cheek tag line of the Ghoulies getting you in the end, it just ends up being a blink and miss it scene of the bald green Ghoulie popping out of the toilet...that's it. A bit of false advertisement in my opinion.
You will recognize some of the other Ghoulies as I am pretty sure they were recycled to be used in Troll(1986). Then again both movies were overseen by Charles Band, so I am sure that explains it. Then there's the goofy green eye effect they use, which honestly makes the main guy look cross eyed and not threatening at all. This was a horror comedy, emphasis on the comedy.
It's not the worse movie, definitely as 80s as they come, and it even spawned a few sequels. It's really not a complete waste of time to watch. I just wanted it to do what it said on the tin. I wanted to see someone have their butt chomped on by the toilet Ghoulie!! Was that too hard to ask for??
Till next time, stay safe and stay scared!! - Tha Thrilla-