Corrected entry: When Billy is talking to the Sheriff and his Deputy, he explains what the creatures are, and shows them Gizmo. The cops don't take Billy's story seriously and even mock him, even after the phone call about the Futterman's Snowplough "accident." Why didn't Billy simply tell the Sheriff about the dead Teacher or get them to call the Dr where Billy left his injured mother? The mere mention of a dead body should have to be investigated by the police, and the word of a local respected Dr should also be enough to back up Billy's story and give him the help he's need to stop the Gremlins.The Rodent
Corrected entry: The town of Kingston Falls is covered in snow the entire film. And it's established that water makes the mogwai and gremlins reproduce. but throughout the film, we see gremlins moving through the snow on at least several occasions without becoming wet and sprouting more gremlins. We even once see a gremlin submerged in snow, and still - no new gremlins. The film shows that only a few drops of water will sprout a new one, so it just doesn't add up. You could argue that gremlins might be cold-blooded, and thus wouldn't melt the snow enough to get wet, but this would contradict the several moments on-screen where gremlins go from inside warm houses and buildings directly out into the snow - where residual heat should melt the snow and produce more gremlins. Just another example of the whimsical rules not quite adding up under scrutiny.TedStixon
Corrected entry: The Gremlins die, or at the very least are stopped in their tracks, if exposed to bright light, and we see in a couple of scenes that a flash from a Polaroid is sufficient for this. How then are the many Gremlins OK when sat within the range of a very powerful projection light that is projecting Snow White onto the screen in the cinema?
Corrected entry: When Billy is having car trouble before work, he opens the bonnet and a lot of steam rises from the engine. VW Beetles have air cooled engines, which do not contain water to create steam.
Corrected entry: When the "Whistle While You Work" sequence is shown from "Snow White" the music is wrong. It sounds like music from the film, but it's not from that particular song.
Corrected entry: At the very end of the film, just before the credits start rolling, the clouds in the sky can be seen to move behind the moon - this is impossible.
Corrected entry: Given they are in the middle of winter with a fresh snowfall on the ground - you don't see anyone's cold breath outside in ANY scene and you should.
Corrected entry: During the scene when the gremlin tampers with the brake cable on the police car, the car then pulls off down the street and you can see the brake lights come on as the car slows up to go round a sharp corner. (01:07:00 - 01:07:55)
Corrected entry: If you watch the scene where the Gremlin is throwing plates at Billy's mother in slow motion, on the last plate thrown, you will see that the plate is not in the gremlin's hand, rather it comes up from behind the gremlin.
Corrected entry: When the policemen get back into their car, the gremlin has let the fluid out of the brakes. The policemen drive off, but can't stop. Remarkably however they seem to have no trouble in the next scene, stopping the car and turning left.
Corrected entry: When they enter the department store at the end of the film, it is dark outside, so where did the strong sunlight that killed Stripe come from?
Corrected entry: When they're at the cinema the movie "Snow White" starts up during the "Heigh Ho" sequence. Later, while Billy and Kate are sneaking around, it's the "Whistle While you Work" sequence which comes before "Heigh Ho", not after.
Corrected entry: When Mr. Peltzer is telling his wife he can't come home for Christmas, you can see Robbie the Robot in the background, he was used in many movies, such as a movie in the 1950's called "Forbidden Planet". You can also hear him say, "Would 60 gallons be sufficient", which was a line he said in Forbidden Planet.
Corrected entry: How did the Gremlins know the lyrics for "Heigh Ho"? They hear "heigh ho" and then sing "it's home from work we go" without having heard the line sung in the film.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when Billy is late for work, he puts out his name plaque and it is upside down. A few moments later, it is right side up.
Corrected entry: Gremlins have three fingers, but there are four sratches on Billy's shirt when Stripe claws him.
Corrected entry: The movie takes place in winter. With all the snow on the ground wouldn't the snow cause the gremlins to reproduce due to the water content. Even in Dory's bar, the gremlins spill beer and other drinks on themselves, don't those drinks also contain water?
Randall Peltzer: Well, that's the story. So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz. Or your washing machine blows up. Or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds. Cause you never can tell. There just might be a gremlin in your house.
Trivia: At the beginning of the film, when Billy is late for work, you see two films playing at the movie theater: "A Boy's Life" and "Watch the Skies." The former was the original title for "E.T." and the latter was the original title for a proposed sequel to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Two films directed by executive producer Steven Spielberg. (00:08:30)