54 Things You Missed in Gremlins (1984)
DON’T GET HIM WET, KEEP HIM OUT OF BRIGHT LIGHT AND NEVER FEED HIM AFTER MIDNIGHT. Gremlins is the 1984 sci-fi/horror/Christmas flick about a man who gets his son a mysterious Chinese creature for the holidays and nearly destroys his entire town as a result. There is a surprising amount of subtext going on in Gremlins. The story is largely a metaphor for the takeover of Chinese manufacturing and international tension during the “Atomic Age” during and after World War II. In addition to that, the film is loaded with easter eggs and references, including nods to producer Steven Spielberg, director Joe Dante, It’s A Wonderful Life director Frank Capra, sci-fi writer HG Wells and many more. In this video I’ll be going over everything you might have missed in Gremlins.