Thursday, November 11, 2010
There's many things to like about CRITTERS (fast pace, funny moments, good acting, etc.), but one of the things that I enjoyed the most is the strong character build-up of the family during the first act. They all seem like genuinely nice people, so then, when the attack happens you actually care about what happens to them. What an amazing concept! I wish more horror films would do something like this.
Anyway, if you haven't seen CRITTERS, then I think you're missing out on a good movie. There's no nudity or gore, but it's a fun film that I love to revisit. Check it out!
Double-feature with GREMLINS.
Fun fact: Two of the characters in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS watch some of CRITTERS on TV. Here's a link to some screenshots.
Part 2 - Critters 2 (1988)
Part 3 - Critters 3 (1991)
Part 4 - Critters 4 (1992)