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|Directed by:||Luca Bercovici|
|Written by:||Luca Bercovici; Jefery Levy|
|Produced by:||Charles Band; Debra Dion; Jefery Levy|
|Music by:||Richard Band; Shirley Walker|
|Edited by:||Ted Nicolaou|
|Distributed by:||Empire Pictures|
|Released:||March 2nd, 1985|
|Running time:||81 min.|
|Next:||Ghoulies II (1988)|
Ghoulies is an American horror film of the monster/comedy subgenres. It was directed by Luca Bercovici and written by Bercovicci and Jefery Levy. The movie was produced by Empire Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on March 2nd, 1985. It is the first installment in what would become a four-film movie series.
Ghoulies stars Peter Liapis as Jonathan Graves, Lisa Pelikan as Rebecca, Michael Des Barres as Malcolm Graves, Jack Nance as Wolfgang and Peter Risch as Grizzel. Other cast members include Tamara De Treaux, Scott Thompson, Ralph Seymour, Keith Joe Dick and future Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay.
Although conceived under the title Beasties as far back as 1983, Ghoulies owes a lot of it's success and popularity to Gremlins - a 1984 dark comedy, which also features small demonic-looking creatures immersed in a series of comedic antics. Ghoulies evokes a more Satanic reference than Gremlins however, with scenes involving the occult, possession and the revelation that the Ghoulies presented in the film are actually demons.
|Peter Liapis||Jonathan Graves|
|Michael Des Barres||Malcolm Graves|
|Tamara De Treaux||Greedigut|
|Ralph Seymour||Mark (Toad Boy)|
|Keith Joe Dick||Dick|
|Jamie Bronow||Young Jonathan Graves|
|Brian Connolly||Ghoulie (voice)|
|Annie Stocking||Ghoulie (voice)|
|Craig Talmy||Ghoulie (voice)|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The tagline for the film is, "They'll get you in the end!"
- The Ghoulies were created by special effects artist John Carl Buechler and his company, Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
- The mansion setting used in the movie was filmed at Wattles Mansion, which is located at 1824 North Curson Avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
- Ghoulies marks the directorial debut of Luca Bercovici.
- Ghoulies is the first horror film work for composer Shirley Walker. She previously worked on the 1984 sci-fi film Ragewar.
Home Video Edit
- Ghoulies and Ghoulies II were released on DVD as a doubl-feature by MGM Home Entertainment on August 26th, 2003.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
|Ghoulies film franchise.|