Gremlins (1984)

22 corrected entries

(13 votes)

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?

Correction: The majority of liquids we consume contain some water. I think water must be fairly pure to make them reproduce, otherwise mogwais would either die of thirst or reproduce every time they drank something (liquid touching lips would cause reproduction).


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.


Correction: In the original script it was mentioned they could only reproduce at certain temperatures, but it didn't make it into the final film. Just because the concept of why snow doesn't cause them to multiply isn't in the film doesn't constitute a mistake for fictional creatures. Even if the snow melted, the water could still be too cold to cause them to reproduce.


Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the cop car flips over, if you pay attention, you can see the metal plate that's welded under the car that helps it flip over. (01:08:25)

More mistakes in Gremlins

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.

More quotes from Gremlins

Trivia: The word "mogwai" means "evil spirit".

More trivia for Gremlins

Question: What exactly is meant by never feed them "after midnight". Every moment of time that does not happen right at midnight may be construed as happening after midnight...even 11:59PM which occurs 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds AFTER the preceding midnight. I would assume that the afternoon hours are considered before midnight, but does anyone know the exact extent of "after midnight"?

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: The precise cut-off point is never stated - I've generally assumed that the embargo on feeding finishes once the sun comes up.

Tailkinker Premium member

More questions & answers from Gremlins

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.