Director: Luca Bercovici Run Time: 86 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13
Release Year: 1984
Starring: Jack Nance, Lisa Pelikan, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Des Barres, Peter Liapis
Beware of the GHOULIES, they’ll get you in the end. Presented in 35mm!
Why is it every time a group of teenagers have a party in a secluded mansion, one of them has to go and perform some sort of spooky demonic ritual? Does that ever end well? It certainly doesn’t in VHS horror shelf staple Ghoulies, where a group of teenaged party-goers (including a baby faced Mariska Hargitay) unwittingly invite a group of tiny, razor toothed ghouls into their merry band. The pint-sized beasties prove to be poor party guests, chomping at the bit to ruin the kids’ good time (and also kill them). Worst yet, the lil’ terrors aren’t the kids’ only problem: there’s also an undead wizard who can shoot lightning out of his eyes.
Part of Nitehawk’s March LIL’ TERRORS series.